Updates

CEJA: Stronger than dirty energy

August 5, 2020

By Ted Cox | One Illinois And stronger than ever as sponsors, activists cheer key changes, push for passage this fall Proponents of the Clean Energy Jobs Act are pushing a series of changes to the bill as key to its possible passage this fall. On a media teleconference Wednesday, Jack Darin, director of the…

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Clean Energy Advocates Hope to Capitalize on ComEd Backlash

August 5, 2020

Amanda Vinicky | WTTW Efforts for a major energy overhaul that stalled with the coronavirus were further waylaid when in mid-July, prosecutors charged Commonwealth Edison with bribery. A coalition of advocates says rather than be timid, legislators need to approve a clean energy plan now more than ever. They’re seizing the opportunity of the Springfield…

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Clean Jobs Coalition pushing for utility ethics mandates

August 5, 2020

By Marilyn Lynch | The State Journal-Register A coalition of environmental, business and faith groups is calling for legislation that would make the ethics reform measures recently imposed on utility giant Commonwealth Edison apply to all utilities in Illinois, with enforcement from an independent entity such as the Illinois Commerce Commission. “Like people all across…

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With ComEd sidelined, a strong clean energy bill stands its best chance in years

August 4, 2020

By CST Editorial Board There could be no more perfect time to push harder for more environmentally friendly renewable energy in Illinois. The Legislature should seize the day Why isn’t Illinois charging ahead in reforming state policies with respect to all forms of energy — from fossil fuels to nuclear to solar to wind? There…

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All for the Clean Energy Jobs Act

June 18, 2020

Peoria Journal Star | Op-ed by Ryan Hidden In response to the recent Op-Ed by Tim Benson, the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) would be a major step forward in creating a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient economy for residents of Illinois. Over the course of the past year, Illinois residents have experienced extreme weather,…

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WCPT on the Clean Energy Jobs Act

June 9, 2020

Listen to Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition representative Pete Giangreco on WCPT to discuss a recent poll that shows 82% of Illinoisans support the Clean Jobs Act.

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How Springfield can put a brake on our electric bills and protect the environment

June 8, 2020

By the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board The Illinois Legislature blew a chance this spring to make sure your electricity bill doesn’t go up and, while they’re at it, protect the environment. But there’s still a long shot they could set things right. Just the other day, we urged the Legislature to schedule a special summer…

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The Sunday Spin with Rick Pearson

June 7, 2020

Democratic State Rep. Ann Williams joins the show to discuss a legislative response to calls for police reform and reinvestment in communities hit by looting. Ann also talks about the Clean Energy Jobs Act and what it could mean in terms of new employment opportunities in a post-COVID-19 environment. Listen to the piece at WGN.

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Clean Energy Jobs Act: Now more than ever

May 29, 2020

By Ted Cox | One Illinois The Clean Energy Jobs Act got pushed to the back burner with the abbreviated spring session of the General Assembly last week. The irony there is that it might be even more critical now with the need to revive the economy in the coronavirus pandemic. Calling it a “robust…

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John Wood Community College installs solar panels

May 4, 2020

By Charity Bell | WGEM “Solar energy technology is coming to John Wood Community College. The college has received two grants from the Illinois Green Economy Network to install energy-conserving solar panels. President Mike Elbe says they were granted around $465,000 from the Illinois Green Economy Network to fund this project at JWCC’s Workforce Development…

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The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is launching an open conversation to explore how communities across Illinois can benefit from the clean energy economy. Listen. Lead. Share. We need your voice!