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Environmentalists Want Governor To Push Passage Of Renewable Energy Bill

January 30, 2020

1340 WJOL Environmentalists are calling on Governor J.B. Pritzker to push for the passage of a renewable energy bill. Faith-based groups marched to the governor’s office yesterday to drop off petitions from 23-thousand people in the state who want the measure signed into law in 2020. The bill would require Illinois to fully rely on…

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23,000 Illinoisans call for Clean Energy Jobs Act

January 28, 2020

Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition presents petition to Gov. Pritzker By Ted Cox | One Illinois CHICAGO — Grassroots groups joined to present a petition to Gov. Pritzker on Monday signed by more than 23,000 Illinoisans calling for passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. “The Clean Energy Jobs Act takes immediate and decisive action in…

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Environmentalists call on governor to get bill over finish line

January 28, 2020

By Gabrielle Franklin | WCIA SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Environmentalists have been calling on state lawmakers to pass energy reform measures for years now, but they are asking them to take another look at one bill that did not quite make it out of the chambers last year. It is asking that Illinois relies on…

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Clean Energy Jobs Act supporters take petition to governor

January 28, 2020

By Madison O’Brien | WAND SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Supporters of the Clean Energy Jobs Act gathered more than 20,000 petitions urging the governor to take action. Cindy Shepherd, outreach director for Illinois Faith in Place, said the goal is to make Illinois a clean energy economy. “The Clean Energy Jobs Act is a beautiful, comprehensive…

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City Council: Council votes in support of proposed statewide clean energy bill

January 27, 2020

By Ella Lee | The Highland Park Landmark “A resolution in support of Illinois’ proposed Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) was passed by the city council at their regular meeting on Jan 27. The act would put Illinois on a clear path toward clean energy statewide.” Read the article at The Highland Park Landmark.

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Businesses poised to benefit from Illinois’ renewable energy boom

January 24, 2020

If 2019 is ending a decade of increased awareness of environmental issues, 2020 will usher in the next decade of more aggressive action on combating climate change in Illinois. For many local residents, the solution is clear: decarbonizing Illinois’ economy in the fastest and most effective way possible to sustain a healthy environment — while…

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Rep. Tarver’s Office Talks Clean Energy Jobs Act at Community Meeting

January 21, 2020

By Alexis Florence | The Chicago Maroon State Representative Curtis Tarver’s office hosted a conversation with constituents and renewable energy proponents to discuss local impacts and issues of equity in what one presenter called “the most progressive climate justice legislation that any state has had,” for the Illinois Clean Energy Job Act (CEJA). CEJA, if…

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Advocates of Illinois energy overhaul say new federal rules could raise bills for ComEd customers

January 21, 2020

By Dan Patrella | Chicago Tribune Backers of a plan to move Illinois to 100% renewable power by 2050 say a recent decision by federal regulators could increase electric bills for the average Commonwealth Edison customer by about $5 per month, giving new urgency to their push for an overhaul of state energy policy. The…

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Clean Energy Jobs Act would halt $846M Trump rate hike

January 21, 2020

Rep. Williams, Sen. Castro deride Trump administration’s ‘massive bailout of the fossil-fuel industry’ By Ted Cox | One Illinois CHICAGO — Lead sponsors of the Clean Energy Jobs Act touted the measure Tuesday as a way to halt an $846 million hike in Illinois electricity rates brought on by the Trump administration as “a massive…

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How can communities across Illinois benefit from clean energy?

January 13, 2020

For most of us, the closest we ever get to thinking about our energy system is when we pay our utility bill or fill our gas tank. But at a recent event in Springfield, over 70 attendees considered their relationship to energy more deeply, including how it’s made, who makes it, who it impacts, how…

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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!