7/7/17 – Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition welcomes state budget for enabling important clean energy policies to move forward

For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2017

Billy Weinberg, (312) 485-4363
David Jakubiak, (312) 795-3713

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in response to the budget adopted this week by the Illinois General Assembly:

“The state’s new budget will help Illinois realize the promise of a healthier environment and more vibrant economy by appropriating needed funds to implement the historic Future Energy Jobs Act, in particular the innovative Illinois Solar For All program. Together, the protection of the critical Renewable Energy Resources Fund (RERF) and the appropriations for the Illinois Power Agency will lead to new jobs, consumer savings and cleaner air across Illinois, especially in economically disadvantaged communities that most need these benefits.”

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