SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Business and organized labor groups argue the clean energy plan in Springfield could create a hefty rate hike for customers. They also feel the Pritzker administration’s proposal will have companies with good-paying jobs moving to neighboring states.
Industry leaders say Illinois has long taken pride in having low-cost energy prices and a reliable electric grid. That’s why they don’t understand why lawmakers would want to pass such an expensive clean energy plan.
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and several other groups want the state to move towards a clean energy economy. However, they feel lawmakers are trying to move too fast and say the process isn’t transparent.
Industry leaders want lawmakers and the administration to rethink their plan and consider how much it will cost to implement. They currently project the proposal could cost families, businesses, and…