For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on Just-Released Midwest Clean Jobs Report
Illinois is home to a third of the Midwest’s new renewable energy jobs, according to Midwest Clean Jobs, a clean energy jobs report released today from the Clean Energy Trust (CET) and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).
The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in response:
“Today’s report shows that since the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act in 2016, Illinois has become a launching pad for businesses in the clean energy industry, creating jobs at a pace that outperforms the overall jobs economy in Illinois. It’s critical that Illinois continues to be a leader in a clean, equitable energy future that includes job creation, lower energy bills for consumers, and new investment in communities throughout the state.”
About the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition
The ICJC is a group of more than 200 organizations, businesses, and community leaders working together to advance clean energy jobs, lower energy bills, and healthier air and water. The group championed the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), which passed the Illinois General Assembly with bipartisan support and was signed into law in 2016. The law positioned Illinois to become a leader in clean energy and to capture the jobs and investments that come with it.