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You read that headline right on the posted article: “Citing social equity issues, Illinois utility seeks to cut efficiency targets.”

It’s about the Future Energy Jobs Act that became law last year with bipartisan support and no understanding of the multi-billion dollar cost to consumers. It pushes utilities into renewable energy sources to a degree that was rejected by neighboring states because of the extreme costs to the public. We’ve written about it often before. Electricity costs are very regressive.

Amren is challenging a small part of the bill and it has gotten some support on the left — a few who recognize that, under the Act, excessive spending on renewable energy hurts the poor most.

Keep going with that thought, progressives. It’s the little guys who suffer the most from blank-check spending on virtue signalling.

-Mark Glennon