Mass transit, meet clean energy

Now that the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) is law, the work turns to implementation.

“Powering up Electric Public transportation” was the topic of an online forum Wednesday night, hosted by the Faith Coalition for the Common Good. Scott Allen is with the advocacy group Citizen’s Utility Board.

“In Illinois, as well as nationally, pollution from transportation has overtaken the amount of harmful pollutants generated by the electricity generation sector.”

To that end, the discussion focused on how to moderate peaks and valleys on the power grid as more users come online, how better to store energy and, yes, how to pay for it all.

Springfield Ward Three Alderman Roy Williams attended the forum. A supporter of CEJA, Williams claims to be in the minority among his colleagues on city council when it comes to support for the new law.

Mayor Jim Langfelder, Williams says, understands the time for a transition to clean energy has come.






Region: Springfield,News,Region: Central,City: Springfield

via News – WTAX 93.9FM/1240AM

September 16, 2021 at 05:34AM

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