Governors Conference on Energy and the Illinois Environment
Deregulation of the electric utility industry in Illinois, concern over greenhouse gas emissions, possible decommissioning of nuclear power plants, economic factors, and air and water quality regulations all will play a role in the energy sources that are most viable for Illinois in upcoming decades.
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The Illinois Scientific Surveys (Water, Geological, Natural History, and Waste Management), in conjunction with the University of Illinois Division of Conferences and Institutes, are hosting a "Governor's Conference on Energy and the Illinois Environment" on November 7-8, 2001 in Springfield, Illinois.

The two-day conference to be held at the Springfield Renaissance Hotel is designed for all individuals interested in Illinois energy issues and associated environmental impacts. The target audience includes municipal, county, and state government officials; consulting engineers; electric utilities representatives; regional planning commissions; and the public.

This conference will explore the factors that may affect energy sources used in Illinois and review environmental issues associated with different energy use scenarios. Several major topics will be covered: current energy usage patterns in Illinois, future energy usage scenarios during the next 20-30 years, and environmental impacts of various energy use scenarios.

As additional conference information becomes available, it will be posted on this Web site. For more information, contact Derek Winstanley at 217/244-5459 or

Download the conference brochure (308k pdf)

The Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2001
With Projections to 2020

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