ICJC Applauds House Passage of Comprehensive Climate Legislation, Most Equitable Clean Energy Jobs Bill in the Nation

Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB2408) ends automatic rate hikes, passes without giving Exelon the $5 billion they demanded SPRINGFIELD – After more than three years of grassroots community organizing and leadership by the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC), today the Illinois State House passed comprehensive climate legislation (SB2408), the most equitable clean energy jobs…

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Zero Means Zero

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition cannot support anything less than zero emissions in the power sector by a date certain, as many other states already require by 2040 or 2045, and President Biden has proposed to achieve by 2035. This is the bare minimum of what science tells us is necessary to preserve a livable…

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Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

SPRINGFIELD — The following statement may be attributed to the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition: “On May 31, there was a tentative deal on a comprehensive energy bill, but it was stopped at the last minute. On June 1, Senate President Harmon said he ‘stand[s] with the Governor on de-carbonization targets that need to be in…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Announces Support for the Most Comprehensive and Equitable Climate and Energy Plan in the Nation

Illinois will be carbon-free by 2045 without the huge bailouts Exelon demanded SPRINGFIELD – After more than three years of community organizing and leadership, today the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) announced its support for the nation’s most comprehensive and equitable climate and energy plan proposed by Governor Pritzker. “After years of hard work and…

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Nearly 50 Illinois Legislators to Leadership on Comprehensive Clean Energy Bill: “No Climate Plan. No Equity. No Deal.”

SPRINGFIELD – As negotiations continue on a comprehensive clean energy bill during the final days of legislative session, nearly 50 legislators issued a resolute letter to leadership today, making it clear that the days of utility companies dictating public policy were over. Governor Pritzker, legislators, and community stakeholders are currently working toward a plan to…

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ICJC Statement Regarding Prairie State Coal Plant’s Request to Continue Polluting Illinois with Expensive, Dirty Energy

SPRINGFIELD – Following a subject matter hearing in the State Senate’s Energy & Public Utilities Committee, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released this statement regarding the Prairie State Energy Campus: “After years of tireless work by legislators and advocates, a comprehensive, nation-leading clean energy bill is coming together in Springfield. So it is troubling…

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Illinois clean energy activists rally outside Ameren HQ

Protesters slam utility’s $64 million rate hike while CEO took home nearly $10 million, demand accountability to prevent another ComEd scandal ST. LOUIS – Electric customers from across Central and Southern Illinois rallied outside Ameren’s St. Louis headquarters Thursday, slamming the Illinois utility’s new $64 million rate-hike request and calling for passage of clean energy…

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