Updates

Pritzker signs executive order joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

January 24, 2019

Cassie Buchman | Lincoln Courier Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed an executive order for Illinois to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, meaning the state will agree to advance the goals of the Paris Agreement. The United States signed onto the Paris Agreement, a treaty that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in 2016. President…

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Governor Pritzker Signs Illinois on to the U.S. Climate Alliance

January 23, 2019

Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition about Governor Pritzker signing an Executive Order today to join the U.S. Climate Alliance: “While the Federal Government remains shut down, today’s announcement is an important reminder that the responsibility to protect citizens from the harms of climate change has fallen to the states. By signing on to…

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Total solar project number climbing to 40 in DeKalb County

November 30, 2018

Katie Finlon | Daily Chronicle DeKalb County proving to be fertile ground for energy source SYCAMORE – DeKalb County expects more than 40 solar energy projects will make their way through the county’s special-use permit process ahead of the Illinois project lottery early next year. The update comes after public hearings for 13 2-megawatt community…

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County Board approves four solar projects

November 28, 2018

Robert Connelly | The Register-Mail GALESBURG — Four more solar projects were approved by the Knox County Board Wednesday night. Two of those are planned for the 4100 block of Illinois Route 41, one is planned for Yates City near the southeastern corner of Knox County and the fourth is planned for 2500 Grand Ave.…

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Pritzker transition unveils Powering Illinois’ Future Committee

November 26, 2018

Capitol Fax Blog Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the transition’s Powering Illinois’ Future Committee. The committee is the sixth of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Powering Illinois’ Future Committee…

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Future Energy Conversation held in Coles County

November 8, 2018

Clint Walker | Journal Gazette & Times-Courier MATTOON — How can Coles County benefit from a clean energy economy that cuts energy costs and creates jobs? That was the discussion initiated when local residents, area leaders, experts, and elected officials gathered at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon for a Future Energy Community Conversation.…

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Opinion: We need bipartisan action on climate change

October 30, 2018

Susan Hurley, Guest Contributor | Daily Herald For working families in Illinois, there’s a lot a stake in this election. The fate of our families, our future and our values are on the line. The people we elect a week from now will be making critical decisions on fair taxes, workers’ rights, public education, and…

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Citizens Utility Board to discuss future of affordable, clean energy in Illinois

October 18, 2018

Clint Walker | Journal Gazette & Times-Courier MATTOON — The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) consumer watchdog group, Coles Progressives, the Prairie River Network, and Faith in Place will host a discussion to gather opinions from Charleston and Mattoon residents on how Illinois can take advantage of opportunities to make clean energy affordable and accessible to…

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2 Courts Upheld State Nuclear Subsidies. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal for Renewable Energy, Too.

September 27, 2018

Dan Gearino | Inside Climate News A defeat in federal court likely would have been used to challenge state policies around the country that promote renewable energy, environmental law experts say. … The Illinois and New York Laws In the Illinois case, a three-judge panel from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected…

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Clean energy providing more than 119,000 Illinois jobs

September 19, 2018

Staff Report | Dispatch Argus CHICAGO — More than 3,700 area residents now work in clean energy industries, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). Illinois’ clean energy workforce employs 119,377 residents, more than six times as many people than all the…

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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!