St. Sen. Sue Rezin and St. Rep. Lance Yednock are celebrating the passing of a bill ending the state’s nuclear ban. Rezin says she thanks the stakeholders who helped get the bill called and passed in the Senate, especially Rep. Yednock who carried the bill and helped work the roll call. Yednock says when the Future Energy Jobs Act and the Clean Energy Jobs Act were passed; the state saw a spike in energy costs for coal and natural gas plants.
Now he says nuclear is the next best investment. But, it could take 10-15 years before any new projects.
Rezin says the bill could especially benefit the southern part of the state where coal-fired power plants are shutting down. The bill has to return to the Illinois Senate for a vote after some language in the bill changed during the House vote.
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May 19, 2023 at 08:26AM