Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions

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ILLINOIS (WIFR) — A new plan hopes to cut down on pollution from power plants by 30% over the next 15 years.

Some states will be allowed to emit more Carbon dioxide than others. The Environmental Protection Agency has given Illinois a goal of cutting emissions from power plants by 44% by 2030.

Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Doug Scott says the state will need a mix of power sources and energy efficiency initiatives to achieve that.

About 40% of Illinois’ energy comes from coal.

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