EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Illinois Passes Sweeping Legislation to Save Ailing Nuclear Plants and Expand Renewables

Illinois has enacted SB 2814 which creates a zero emission standard (ZES) to support in-state nuclear power, joining New York in setting a model to value nuclear as a zero-carbon energy source. While much attention has been placed on the ZES, the legislation includes the long-awaited update to the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and substantially expands energy efficiency programs, winning the support of renewable energy and environmental advocates.