CEJA sponsors, consumer advocates blast foot-dragging by grid operator as energy prices spike

34 renewable projects capable of powering 4.5 million homes sit in MISO’s queue while the grid operator blames others, spreads fear. CHICAGO – On Thursday, Illinois legislative leaders and consumer advocates sharply criticized the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the multi-state entity that manages the generation and transmission of electricity across Central and Southern Illinois for…

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Statement of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) Regarding SCOTUS Decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

ICJC: The Supreme Court put profits before people. Illinois must quickly implement CEJA to cut costs, create jobs, and protect our communities. CHICAGO – Following today’s announcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition urged swift state action: “The Supreme Court of the United States has taken another…

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ICJC PRAISES GOVERNOR PRITZKER FOR ENGINEERING UNPRECEDENTED $1 BILLION REFUND TO RATEPAYERS FROM NUCLEAR PLANTS

Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) will provide rebates to customers averaging $18/month starting in June. CHICAGO – Today, utility Commonwealth Edison filed new rates with the Illinois Commerce Commission that will provide direct credits of more than $1 billion to customers as a result of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that was…

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United Nations Association Awards Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition with UN Global Goals Award

Pritzker: “Illinois would not boast the most equitable climate law in the nation without ICJC’s efforts” CHICAGO – This evening, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) will receive the Global Goals Award at the United Nations Day Celebration, a prestigious honor announced by the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter (UNA-Chicago). The virtual event takes place…

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ICJC Advocates Join Governor Pritzker at Signing of Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB 2408)

CHICAGO – After more than three years of community organizing and leadership, advocates from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) were thrilled to join Governor Pritzker, legislative champions, and other stakeholders today at the bill signing of comprehensive climate legislation (SB2408), the most equitable clean energy jobs bill of its kind in the nation. ICJC…

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ICJC Applauds Senate Passage of Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB 2408)

Legislation ends automatic rate hikes, passes both chambers 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 Senate passed comprehensive climate legislation (SB2408), the most equitable clean energy jobs bill of its…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on Senate Bill 2408

“After more than three years of community collaboration, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is proud to support this legislation that meaningfully addresses our climate emergency, takes bold action on creating equitable jobs all across the state, and enacts tough utility accountability measures including the end of automatic formula rate hikes. “Throughout recent negotiations, our diverse…

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ICJC Statement on Comprehensive Climate and Equitable Jobs Bill

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition remains committed to legislation that meaningfully addresses our climate emergency, takes bold action on creating equitable jobs across the state, and enacts tough utility accountability measures. “We are encouraged by today’s progress and believe setting a specific timeline for decarbonization is a significant step forward. We look forward to continued…

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