Illinois is committed to responding to climate change and reducing air pollution that negatively affects the health and lives of millions of families. The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened longstanding inequities in our communities related to air quality, public health and economic security. The drive toward 100 percent clean energy continues. At the same time, more severe weather events challenge our ability to keep that energy highly reliable and resilient.
The question is, how do we secure a clean and resilient energy future while ensuring an equitable transition for all families and businesses? ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez shares his thoughts on what it will take to innovate, expand clean energy options and electrify transportation and other sectors as we emerge from the pandemic – and the need to modernize energy infrastructure to address air quality issues and benefits vulnerable communities that need it most.