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General Assembly passes bill to promote renewable energy projects for universities

May 21, 2019

By Kevin Schwaller SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -– The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have voted to pass a bill to allow public universities and state agencies to enter into renewable energy contracts for up to…

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Commentary: Now is the time to pass the next Illinois clean energy bill

May 20, 2019

By Andrew Barbeau and Christie Hicks It has been just over two years since Illinois enacted the groundbreaking Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), which set bold new goals for solar, wind and energy efficiency. Already,…

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Blackburn breaks ground on massive solar project

May 18, 2019

By Tom Emery CARLINVILLE – Optimism for the future abounds this week after Blackburn College broke ground on a state-of-the-art solar project. The $3 million, 2-megawatt solar array — which will be constructed on 8…

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OUR VIEW: Solar’s future gets brighter in Illinois

April 29, 2019

Lottery will boost state’s production, but more must be done to help community projects by Sauk Valley Editorial Board Solar power in Illinois took a big step forward with the Illinois Power Agency’s lottery held…

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BREAKING: The #CleanEnergyJobsAct has reached 30 cosponsors, a majority of the Illinois Senate! Thank you to Senator Terry Link, @SenTonyMunoz, and Senator @PatMcGuire43 for your support this week! #CEJA ILCleanJobs photo

Hi @GovPritzker ! You got a lot done this spring. This fall, will you commit IL to 💯% clean energy by passing the #CleanEnergyJobsAct? Shout-out to my state legislators @senmattie3 @RepSonyaHarper who are cosponsors along w/ dozens of others 🎉 #ceja #twill ILCleanJobs photo

By co-sponsoring the #CleanEnergyJobsAct, @SenCunningham is delivering good, stable jobs to the people he represents. We know this because we’ve seen how #CEJA’s forerunner, #FEJA, has brought new jobs to this area. Thanks for making a smart investment in our clean energy future! ILCleanJobs photo

Thank you Sen. Gillespie for cosponsoring the #CleanEnergyJobsAct! Learn more about this vital bill at #CEJA @sengillespie ILCleanJobs photo

The state said that it aimed for 70 percent of its power to be generated from renewable sources by 2030. Two months before, the City Council passed an ordinance that will require most new buildings to be topped with solar panels or roofs covered in grass.

“We’ve got this awesome opportunity of making this transition over to other solar and renewable now. Let’s do it,” Conant said.

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