The Citizens Utility Board recently announced that a coalition of environmental and consumer groups has criticized Exelon/Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd) decision to break its commitment to purchasing eight percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2012 under Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's Sustainable Energy Plan.
According to the Citizens Utility Board, Exelon/ComEd notified the Illinois Commerce Commission in a September 6th letter that it was halting plans to implement Blagojevich's renewable energy initiative
unless the state adopted an unrelated Exelon proposal which, according to the groups, would raise electricity rates by 20 percent or more.
Members of the coalition include the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter and the Illinois Environmental Council.
Contact: Citizens Utility Board, website http://www.citizensutilityboard.org.
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