Senate Bill 380 - Defeated Last Night!

05 May 2010 9:26 AM | Michelle Hickey

Senate Bill 380: DEFINES TIRE BURNING AS RENEWABLE ENERGY


Passed through the Energy Committee but defeated on the main floor last night in 17-26-6 vote!

Senate Bill 380 amends the Illinois Power Authority Act (20 ILCS 3855/1-10) by expanding the definition of “renewable energy resource” and its associated “renewable energy credit” to include tire burning.

Tire burning is not renewable energy. Renewable energy is produced from natural resources that do not pollute the air, water or land such as energy produced from: solar, wind, biomass (fibrous vegetation) and the earth’s thermal heat.

Tires contain known carcinogens and poisons such as arsenic and benzene. Burning tires releases highly toxic dioxins as well as sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 

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