News Home

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Clean energy legislation to impact monthly energy bills  

Credit:  By Matthew Searcy | WSIL | Story Created: Mar 6, 2015 | www.wsiltv.com ~~

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would raise energy rates across the state. A newly proposed clean energy bill seeks to cut down on carbon emissions but comes at a cost.

If approved, electric bills could increase by about $2 a month.

“The two dollar increase isn’t that bad for cleaner air,” said Energy resident Brodie Morris. “I definitely am pro environment. But I feel like that is something the state should be handling and not us as the consumers.”

“I’m in favor of anything that rebuilds our infrastructure and our energy grid,” explained Hurst resident Dave Merchant.

Under the current proposal energy companies would be required to boost their share of power coming from green sources to 35 percent by 2030. The law would force companies to begin focusing on wind turbines and solar panels as viable forms of energy.

“It’s time that we revisit the plan that we have for how we are going to be delivering electricity in the future,” said state representative Elaine Nekritz

She admits that the current proposal would increase energy prices but says the expense is well worth the cost because it will decrease carbon emissions.

“When we invest in renewable energy, in new solar and new wind generation, the price of that is passed along in electric rates,” explained Nekritz.

Ceaner energy is just one of the benefits, the bill will also add jobs throughout the state.

“This bill will add 32,000 jobs each and every year,” said Nekrtiz. “That is simply because there are wind turbines to be built and solar panels to be installed.”

Source:  By Matthew Searcy | WSIL | Story Created: Mar 6, 2015 | www.wsiltv.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.