Bruce Rauner on Energy & Oil
Relax emission limits to save coal-fired power plants
Climate Change: Consider climate change a critical threat?
Pritzker: Yes. Considers it "a real threat," wants to move Illinois toward 100% renewable energy.
Rauner: No public statements.
Climate Change: Should the government limit the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
Pritzker: Yes. Supports participation in U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to climate change action.
Rauner: No. Relax emission limits in order to save IL coal-fired power plants. Has not joined Climate Alliance.
Renewable Energy: Government support for renewable energy?
Pritzker: Supports increasing requirements for the percentage of renewable energy produced by utilities.
Rauner: Signed bill to promote "unprecedented" renewable energy sources,
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Illinois Governor race
, Nov 1, 2018
Green energy part of future mix
Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Future Energy Jobs bill. It contains a guaranteed cap that energy prices cannot increase more than 25 cents on the average residential home, and cannot increase more than
1.3 percent on commercial and industrial users over the next ten years. It also promotes unprecedented wind and solar expansion and preserves zero-emission generation, maintaining Illinois' status in leading the nation in zero-carbon generation.
Source: Quad City Times on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race
, Jul 17, 2017
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