Tell the White House: Don't Raise My Electric Bill

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  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 21 unveiled the "Affordable Clean Energy" (ACE) rule. It would replace the "Clean Power Plan," which was the first plan in U.S. history to limit carbon emissions from power plants.
  • Unfortunately, the “Affordable Clean Energy" rule appears to be another way to bail out coal-fired power plants, and in the long run it leaves us vulnerable to higher power bills. The old "Clean Power Plan" promoted energy efficiency as a way to reduce emissions, and sought to cut power bills by an average of $85 a year by 2030. The new plan simply focuses on the maintenance of failing coal-fired power plants.
  • Coal-fired power plants are failing in the market because they can't compete with less costly resources, like natural gas, wind and solar. In short, coal-fired plants have become too costly to operate, compared with more technologically advanced, more efficient and cheaper resources. 
  • Thankfully, Illinois has passed the Future Energy Jobs Act, which boosts renewable energy and energy efficiency programs to make the power grid more affordable and reliable. But we could achieve even more if we had supportive policy in Washington.


  • President Donald J. Trump


I oppose the ACE rule

Dear President Trump,

[Your Name]

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