Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EPA Carbon Rules Rollout: "If We Snooze, We Lose"

Below are valuable resources provided by Dr. Lora Chamberlain, Organizer for Frack Free Illinois.
 
She says: "Many shifts in our energy mix in IL are happening quite quickly. The roll out of the EPA carbon rules is in fact occurring rapidly, if we snooze we loose. It is good for all enviros in IL to get involved to the extent that they can - whether or not we achieve our renewable energy renaissance is being determined right now by policy decisions on many levels."
 
Stay tuned for updates on organizing meetings. 


Resources about the EPA's draft Clean Power Plan and its implementation:

Below is a link to the audio and slides shown at a meeting at the Illinois Commerce Commission, ICC, on Monday, Aug 18th. The corporate stakeholders in IL were in attendance, and some of the issues with the EPA carbon rules were discussed. There will be 2 additional all day meetings at the ICC on Sept. 23rd and Oct 30th, they are well worth attending to learn how the power brokers are lining up on different aspects of these EPA rules.
Carol Weller 
Office of Chairman and Commissioners Illinois Commerce Commission 527 E. Capitol Avenue Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 782-7701 cweller@icc.illinois.gov

 
 
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Carbon Tax Center – Pricing carbon efficiently and equit...
Pricing carbon efficiently and equitably

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Great video about the Carbon Monster trying to destroy the world and a website with some of the solutions
 
 
 
 
 
 
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One of the solutions might be at the local level, a City of Chicago carbon tax (?), you can read what happened with Boulder's carbon tax here: greenworldrising
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This site lays out how we could get 100% renewable by 2050 with lots of jobs numbers: 
 
 
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The Solutions Project - 100% Renewable Energy
Renewable energy is clean, cheap and abundant. Best of all, you control it: generating new energy, storing it, using it, and even selling it. The Solutions Project ...

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The single best article about the "Fix" to the Illinois Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, RPS -- this is one piece of legislation, (if Exelon does not corrupt it), that we want to pass in Springfield: How to make Illinois into a clean-energy leader
 
 
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How to make Illinois into a clean-energy leader
Activists in Illinois are excited about ballot initiatives to let cities control their own electricity. But before those can make a positive difference, the state's...

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Exelon is trying to re frame itself as a "renewable or low carbon energy", and has proceeded to consolidate their hold on IL electricity markets. They are also working to keep new renewable energy from being built in our state: 
 
 
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Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling pol...

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NEIS skewers Exelon about their advances towards consolidation of their power in Springfield:
 
 
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NEIS Director Skewers Exelon, Madigan on Live from t...
NEIS Director Dave Kraft spoke pointedly about the recent “Madigan shenannigans” in the Illinois House which supported a resolution, HR1146, hugely sympathetic to e...

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PRESS STATEMENT: Legislature Should Oppose Exelo...
Company seeks to scam EPA carbon rules to subsidize nuclear power in Illinois and nation

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Sincerely, 
Dr. Lora Chamberlain
Organizer for Frack Free Illinois
drlora2@yahoo.com