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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ICJC Letter to the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Pritzker

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition sent the following letter to the members of the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. JB Pritzker on August 2, 2021 regarding the status of energy negotiations and our efforts to pass a climate and equitable jobs bill: To Members of the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Pritzker: We write to…

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OPPOSE HB 1734 AND SB 311

More profits for Ameren, higher bills for Illinoisans, low standards for reliability What does HB 1734/SB 311 do? Allows Ameren to fall short of electric reliability metrics for up to nine days per year, without penalty, through 2032. Climate change is driving more severe and more frequent extreme weather events, and when they occur, utilities…

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Major Companies, Institutions in Illinois Call for 100% Clean Energy Legislation

Press Release from Ceres Nearly two dozen employers across the state urge lawmakers to strengthen clean energy and transportation programs during the 2021 legislative session SPRINGFIELD – Nearly two dozen companies and higher education institutions in Illinois urged state lawmakers today to accelerate the state’s transition to 100% clean energy and build a cleaner, more…

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By 2050, Illinois would use only renewable energy under bill

Associate Press via WGN SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are reviving a plan to make Illinois reliant only on renewable power sources by 2050 with policies and regulations to encourage a switch to generating energy from such sustainable sources as wind and solar. The Clean Energy Jobs Act has a…

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‘Huge.’ ‘Amazing.’ As Biden delivers ambitious plan for environment, Illinois should join in

“This is definitely the biggest day for climate action in 10 years,” said Jennifer Walling, executive director for the Illinois Environmental Council. By CST Editorial Board | Jan 27, 2021 … “This is definitely the biggest day for climate action in 10 years,” Jennifer Walling, executive director for the Illinois Environmental Council, told us on…

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LTE: Make clean energy a priority

Carolyn Casady Trimble Letter to the Editor | News-Gazette Make clean energy a priority I am concerned about the world we are creating. Fortunately, I have been able to enjoy clean air and clean water. I want the same for my grandchildren. Asking your state legislators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act now is…

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Clean Energy Jobs Act vital to transition away from fossil fuels

Guest Commentary by Rev. Cindy Shepherd | The News-Gazette Ameren Illinois and Vistra are talking out of both sides of their mouth on renewable energy. Unfortunately, each side is bad news for those who care about clean-energy jobs in Illinois. A Sept. 28 headline announced Ameren’s plans to increase reliance on solar and wind. It…

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