Statement of Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

October 25, 2023

CHICAGO – In response to Ameren, we agree with Ameren that more transmission is needed to reach our clean energy goals. We agree with organized labor that these projects should be built with Illinois workers with the skills and training to build and operate them correctly. And we strongly support Governor Pritzker’s amendatory veto to…

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ICJC, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Announce Winners of 2nd Annual Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards

October 19, 2023

CHICAGO – This afternoon, the 2nd Annual Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards celebrated job creation by private companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental units from across Illinois that have seized the chance to make Illinois a national leader in clean energy. The awards recognized what it takes to create and retain good-paying jobs, with a special…

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2nd Anniversary of Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) shows huge jump in clean energy

September 15, 2023

CEJA is leading job creation across the state and lowering energy costs.  MISO and PJM need to move faster to approve more clean energy. CHICAGO – Legislative leaders, clean energy businesspeople, and local communities celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), noting robust growth in good paying clean energy jobs,…

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ICJC Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Amendatory Veto of HB3445

August 16, 2023

“On behalf consumers and families across the state, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition thanks Governor Pritzker for his amendatory veto of legislation that had granted Ameren a monopoly and risked them raising costs on their customers. As written, Ameren’s “Right of First Refusal” legislation (House Bill 3445) would have given a big handout to the big…

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Four Members of Congress, Chicago Business Leaders Tout Job Creation, Energy Savings and Equity Advancements from Inflation Reduction Act

August 15, 2023

CHICAGO – Four Illinois members of Congress highlighted the extraordinary gains made by three Illinois clean energy companies due in part to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the largest piece of federal legislation ever to address climate change, signed by President Biden on August 16, 2022. The IRA is creating good-paying jobs, lowering energy costs, and creating opportunity in…

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Coalition Calls for Passage of Clean, Affordable Buildings Ordinance in Chicago

August 11, 2023

Measure Would be First Step in Long-Term Transition Away from Gas as Utility Rakes in Record Profits, Pushes Record Rate Hike, and Evidence Grows of Health Dangers Connected to Gas CHICAGO – With Peoples Gas enjoying record profits for the sixth consecutive year while trying to force Chicago families to pay a record rate hike as…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Endorses Offshore Wind Legislation

May 4, 2023

Legislation to bring offshore wind to Lake Michigan has passed the Illinois House and is being considered by the Senate  *media interviews available upon request* ILLINOIS—The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) today announced their support for legislation that would bring offshore wind to Lake Michigan, creating thousands of clean energy  jobs and putting Illinois one…

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ICJC Encourages Governor Pritzker to Take Action on Truck Emission Standards to Protect Illinoisans’ Health

April 13, 2023

CHICAGO – Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new efforts to boost electric vehicle sales and reduce pollution. Unfortunately, the emission standards for big trucks will still leave Illinois residents at risk from harmful air pollution. In response, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released the following statement: “The newly proposed federal vehicle…

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After filing record rate hike, Peoples Gas posts record profits for sixth consecutive year.

March 30, 2023

CHICAGO – Peoples Gas made $208 million in profit in 2022, breaking its earnings record for the sixth consecutive year, according to a year-end financial report published Thursday. The report comes days after more than 100 people gathered outside Peoples Gas headquarters to call on regulators to reject the Chicago gas utility’s proposed $402 million rate hike, the…

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ICJC launches full-page newspaper ads across Central and Southwestern Illinois decrying Ameren’s excessive profit grab and record rate-hike request

March 2, 2023

With Central and Southern Illinois already besieged by high energy bills, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) announced Thursday the placement of full-page newspaper ads to alert Ameren Illinois customers about the company’s record rate-hike requests and excessive profit grab. “We are rallying Ameren customers to speak out against this excessive profit grab that will drive our energy bills…

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