Regional and National Political Leadership and Decision Making. Eric Brenner, Office of the Governor, Washington, D. C., 20001

This presentation will discuss the coordination of Illinois state agency activities and the responsibilities of the Governor's Energy Cabinet, now officially still less than one year old. The development of a state energy plan will also be summarized. A draft of the state energy plan is almost ready to circulate and it has now been reviewed by staff in all key agencies. A related topic that will be discussed is how the state and federal government are working together on energy issues and what efforts are being made by the federal government to improve coordination. The regulatory authority of states versus the federal government will also be reviewed as Congress acts on an energy bill.

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