It comes as clean energy advocates are also pressing for a massive energy package to prop up renewable energy.
The Illinois Environmental Council’s Jennifer Walling says that would help to address the multifold crises of the ComEd corruption issues, climate change, high unemployment and a cliff for jobs in the solar industry giving funding gaps in the state’s solar program.
She said that would be in keeping with public promises by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to put Illinois on the path to 100% clean energy, but that the ComEd scandal has set negotiations back. “We hope that … we don’t just hope that, we know that there has to be an energy package in 2021,” Walling said.
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