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Energy Update: September 7, 2021

In the States

IL: The Illinois Senate passed a sweeping energy sector reform bill aimed at shifting the state to 100% clean energy by 2050. The bill, SB0018, would offer funding to help save Exelon’s struggling nuclear power plants in Illinois, phase-out coal-fired plants by 2045, invest state fu…

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Energy Update: August 13, 2021

In the States

AL: Governor Kay Ivey distributed more than $39.8 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to agencies that manage financial assistance programs for low-income households struggling to pay home energy bills. The funds are being used for special grants administered by the…

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Energy Update: July 23, 2021

In the States

OR: Governor Kate Brown signed HB 2021, a bill establishing a clean energy mandate for Oregon’s electrical utility companies. Under the new law, Oregon’s private electricity suppliers, including Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp, are required to phase-out all greenhouse gas (…

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Energy Update: July 2, 2021

In the States

FL: Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 919 into law, a bill that prevents city and county governments from placing restrictions on what energy sources utility companies can use to supply electricity. The bill explicitly prohibits any “municipality, county, special district, or other po…

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Energy Update: June 11, 2021

In the States

NC: Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order to establish offshore wind development goals and instruct state agencies to designate personnel to oversee the expansion of offshore wind energy. The Governor’s order sets goals of generating 2.8 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by …

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Energy Update: May 21, 2021

In the States

IL: Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proposed clean energy bill, the Consumers and Climate First Act, appears likely to pass the Illinois legislature before the end of its session this month. The Governor’s bill aims to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030 and natural gas-fired pow…

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