Senate Bill 2408, also known as the Illinois energy bill, heads to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk...

Historic Climate Legislation Passed by Illinois Senate – Chicago Defender

Senate Bill 2408, also known as the Illinois energy bill, heads to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk after being approved by the Senate in a vote of 37-17. The bill eliminates carbon emissions and ensures electricity in Illinois will come from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Gov. Pritzker campaigned on a green energy platform during his initial run for governor. In a statement, he said, “With the Senate passage of SB 2408, the State of Illinois is making history by setting aggressive standards for a 100 percent clean energy future. After years of debate and discussion, science has …

 

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