Community Solar for IL’s Environmental Justice Communities

January 28, 2019

Samuel Garcia | NRDC Expert Blog The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) mandates that at least 25 percent of the Illinois Solar for All Program’s incentives be allocated to projects located within environmental justice communities. On January 17, Elevate Energy and the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) held a stakeholder engagement session to address how the program will…

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Champaign County Board Approves 1200-Acre Solar Farm Near Sidney

January 25, 2019

Jim Meadows | Will Radio, Illinois Public Media At nearly 1200 acres and with a generating capacity of 150 megawatts, the solar farm would be the largest in the state, even bigger than a 99 megawatt project planned for Perry County in southern Illinois. Some county board members were doubtful about taking so much farmland…

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Solar panels to power 145 homes coming to Naperville

January 24, 2019

Marie Wilson | Daily Herald Naperville has been chosen as one of four municipalities across the state to receive a solar-power project through a nonprofit energy organization that powers 32 Illinois communities. Construction is set to begin this summer on a 1-megawatt solar array of 3,500 panels on six acres at the city’s Springbrook Water…

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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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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!

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