ICJC Letter to the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Pritzker

August 2, 2021

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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Closing The Prairie State Coal Plant Protects Clean Air, Consumers, And The Climate

July 8, 2021

Climate change is no longer an impending crisis. We’re in a state of emergency right now. Last month, more than 480 people died in the Pacific Northwest when temperatures skyrocketed to 117 degrees. Last week, the Gulf of Mexico was on fire. But instead of taking action in Illinois, fossil fuel companies and out-of-state interest…

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March 18, 2021

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

February 12, 2021

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

February 9, 2021

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

January 28, 2021

“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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Illinois hangs over a ‘solar cliff’ — and developers gaze into the unknown

December 16, 2020

By Kari Lydersen | Energy News Network The final incentives from the state’s 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act were awarded on Monday as solar developers plead for a legislative fix next month. State incentives for small solar installations in Illinois have officially run out, leaving the state’s industry looking over the “solar cliff” that developers…

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LTE: Make clean energy a priority

November 29, 2020

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

November 13, 2020

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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Clean Energy Lobby Day goes virtual

November 12, 2020

By Ted Cox | One Illinois CEJA backers claim record support as more than 1,000 lobby legislators online Not the COVID-19 pandemic nor the cancellation of the General Assembly’s fall veto session could keep environmentalists from claiming a record turnout in what they called “the largest Clean Energy Lobby Day to date” on Thursday. More…

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