Illinois legislation could free towns from dirty power but not the payments
- Mar 22, 2021 2:04 am GMT
The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield. Credit: Travis Stansel / Creative Commons
Written By: Kari Lydersen
A controversial Illinois coal plant that has locked municipalities across the Midwest into financially crushing contracts could be forced to close within a decade under proposed state clean energy legislation.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act would require mandatory closure dates for all coal plants in the state, including the Prairie State Energy Campus, a 1,600-megawatt southern Illinois power station that is by far the state’s largest carbon emitter.
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