J.B. Pritzker bashed over state green energy commitment
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker was recently bashed after bigging up the green energy shift in the state. Here, Pritzker took to Twitter and wrote: ‘That’s #100, Illinois! Excited to celebrate today’s record community solar installation with Reactivate and ComEd. We were the first in the Midwest to commit to 100% clean energy by 2050 and thanks to projects like this, we’ll continue leading the clean energy revolution.’
Although Pritzker was clearly excited by this announcement, not everyone agreed with him. This is because the state of green energy has often been a contentious one, with some Americans claiming it is being rushed and may not be as efficient as others make out.
Replying to this, one user said: “What’s going to happen when you need to replace those panels in 20-25 years?”
Elsewhere, another added: “Wouldn’t it be much easier instead of wasting money on solar and wind you just build a new nuclear power plant? Plus it creates jobs.”
Interestingly, many others echoed the sentiments to introduce nuclear power. However, Pritzker vetoed the chance to bring it to Illinois earlier in the year to the dismay of many. It is perhaps because of this as to why some constituents were so critical of him.