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Pritzker To Sign Energy Package After Final Passage By Senate

FILE - This March 16, 2011 photo shows steam rising from cooling towers at Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. Exelon Corp. says Illinois lawmakers must revamp the power market or potentially see three of that state’s nuclear plants close. The Chicago-based company operates the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the country. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

Governor J.B. Pritzker is set to sign a ground-breaking clean energy overhaul package. The final package passed in the Senate yesterday. The bill will put one-million electric vehicles on Illinois’ roads over the next nine years and require 100-percent clean energy in the state by 2050. Private, for-profit and municipal coal and gas fired plants will have until 2045 to close. Pritzker says passage of the bill puts Illinois at the forefront in the battle against climate change.


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