SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement on the Senate passage of the comprehensive energy package, Senate Bill 2408, that he says "puts consumers and the climate first", while the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says it will bring the largest electric rate hike in the state's history:
“Today, 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 prevailed, and we are charting a new future that works to mitigate the impacts of climate change here in Illinois.
“SB 2408 puts the state on a path toward 100% clean energy and invests in training a diverse workforce for the jobs of the future. Illinois will become the best state in the nation to manufacture and drive an electric vehicle, and equity will be prioritized in every new program created. SB2408 puts consumers and climate at the forefront, prioritizing meaningful ethics and transparency reforms, and institutes key ratepayer and residential customer protections.
“I’d like to thank Leaders Cunningham and Hastings and Sen. Villanueva for the many hours spent in working group meetings and negotiating sessions. I am proud of the collaborative work between stakeholders, Senate President Don Harmon and Speaker Welch that resulted in a package that makes meaningful progress in protecting our climate and consumers.
“I look forward to signing this historic measure into law as soon as possible, because our planet and the people of Illinois ought not wait any longer.”
IL going to pass something like this insanity? These electric vehicles lose power fast in the winter cold weather leaving drivers exposed to the elements. Why can’t we just stick to hybrid vehicles?
Nobody wants to talk about the costs of disposing of these vehicles when those special batteries have gone sour.
And where will the electricity to build them and re-charge them come from? The Left tens to be terrified of nuclear reactors, solar panels don’t work at night, and windmills can’t produce enough to justify their cost – plus both solar and wind power are being subsidized because they are economic LOSERS.
That leaves fossil fuels…and WE know the Left’s attitude to THAT!