“Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state lawmakers need to roll up their sleeves and put Illinois on a path toward cleaner energy before it’s too late.
As the Trump administration tries to push the nation toward a greater reliance on climate-damaging coal-fired power plants, Illinois must move ahead on its own energy legislation to move the state away from fossil fuels.
Proposed energy legislation was pushed aside in the spring legislative session by other high-profile topics. But it’s time to get energy rules back on the front burner, including a bill pushed by the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, the Clean Energy Jobs Act. This bill sets a goal of making Illinois’ power grid free of carbon-based fuels by 2030, and powering the entire state with renewable energy by 2050.”