Illinois House Measure Defines Tire Burning As 'Green'
The Illinois House passed a measure on Monday that would define tire burning as green, renewable energy, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Approved on a 61-45 vote, the measure would allow tire burning company Geneva Energy to get state grants, low-interest loans and other incentives originally intended for companies developing pollution-free wind and solar power.
If endorsed by state senators and signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn, the bill would allow the company – which disposes of millions of scrap tires each year – to continue to operate and make it a player in the renewable energy industry in the state.
In Illinois, power companies must get at least 10 percent of their electricity from green sources by 2015 and 25 percent by 2025.