J.B. Pritzker on Energy & Oil
Won't sign an energy bill written by utility companies
Our spring agenda must also address the pressing issue of adopting new clean energy legislation that reduces carbon pollution, promotes renewable energy, and accelerates electrification of our transportation sector. Urgent action is needed--but let me
be clear, the old ways of negotiating energy legislation are over. It's time to put consumers and climate first. I'm not going to sign an energy bill written by the utility companies.
Source: 2020 Illinois State of the State address
, Jan 29, 2020
Climate change is a real threat
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
Support Paris Agreement, renewable energy
I will ensure Illinois upholds the provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement by joining an alliance of states committed to upholding the accord. I will fight to maintain full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and
I will work to expand shared renewables like 14 other states and the District of Columbia, which already have plans in place. I will also defend our regional EPA office and restore funding to critical conservation programs across the state.
Source: 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial website JBPritzker com
, Sep 15, 2017
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