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Illinois Cut Pollution Equivalent Of A Million Cars Through Big Renewable Energy Buys: Report

By Kim Bellware

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is buying more renewable energy than any other state in the nation, which has reduced pollution by the equivalent of removing a million cars from the road over the past few years, according to a report released Friday by national and state environmental groups.

A 2009 state law allowed communities to buy their own electricity, rather than relying on a central purchasing agency. Since then, more than 600 Illinois cities and towns have adopted aggregation, which allows them to bundle residential and small business customers to buy cheaper electricity in bulk from smaller suppliers. Of those, 91 …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green