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Legislation would expand clean energy in Illinois

April 16, 2019

By Greer Domina There are hopeful signs that enough actions are now being undertaken that will save the earth from the worst destruction which can be caused by climate change. Washington, D.C., and 29 states now have requirements that the electric companies in their states deliver “a certain amount of electricity from renewable or other…

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County Board approves wind farm repower project

April 16, 2019

By Rachel Rodgers DIXON – Big Sky Wind will be the second wind farm in Lee County to get a second wind. BSW DevCo LLC petitioned the county for a special use permit to decommission its 58 turbines in Lee County and replace up to 51 with upgraded models. Last week, the Lee County Zoning…

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Mussman Advances Green Energy Bill

March 31, 2019

DuPage Policy Journal Continuing her efforts to combat the effects of climate change and create economic opportunities in Illinois, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, helped pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) out of the House Energy & Environment Committee this week. “Illinois has been a leader in increasing renewable energy and protecting the environment,”…

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3 energy bills pass committee in Springfield Legislation aims to cut carbon emissions, create clean energy jobs, reform capacity markets

March 29, 2019

By Jerry Nowicki | Benton News SPRINGFIELD — The state’s various energy industries all had their say at a pair of House committee hearings Tuesday in which three widely discussed energy bills advanced with their sponsors promising further negotiations. By the end of the spring legislative session, all three bills — Democratic Elwood Rep. Larry…

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Rockford and state politicians tout green energy bill

March 4, 2019

Chris Green | Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD — Replacing 1 million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles on the road with electric vehicles and other alternatives, creating thousands of green energy jobs and achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Those are among the goals of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (House Bill 3624/Senate Bill 2132), a…

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Legislators, Community Leaders, Businesses Show Support for Transformational Clean Energy Legislation

February 28, 2019

Clean Energy Jobs Act would bring new jobs, especially to communities of color and rural counties throughout Illinois SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois lawmakers joined the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition today to press for bold clean energy legislation. The coalition of environmental, environmental justice, healthcare, consumer, business and faith leaders held a series of news conferences…

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Bill wants Illinois to go all-in on green energy

February 28, 2019

Mitch Dudek | Chicago Sun-Times A bill seeking to move Illinois to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 was introduced in Springfield on Thursday. Renewable energy only accounts for about 4 percent of electricity in Illinois, according to a spokesman for the the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, the nonprofit group that drafted the legislation. Nuclear,…

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New bills in Springfield could bring clean energy jobs to southern Illinois

February 28, 2019

Taylor Clark | KFVS 12 CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – New bills part of the Clean Energy Jobs Act are in the process of getting in front of Illinois legislators. The goal being to make Illinois run exclusively on renewable energy resources by 2050. If passed, an estimated 40 million solar panels and 2,500 wind turbines…

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Solar seen as bright career path at Illinois community colleges

February 11, 2019

Lauren Robinson | Energy News Network Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act included funding to make solar training more accessible to lower-income residents. There was an energy about the 11 students gathered on a sunny December Saturday outside a South Side Chicago construction shop. Today, they’d put on their work gloves and protective glasses and put…

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More than 3,500 solar panels being installed at the city’s water reclamation center to generate power for Naperville

January 29, 2019

<b>Erin Hegarty | Chicago Tribune</b> Installation of more than 3,500 solar panels that could generate more than 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually is expected to begin this summer at Naperville’s Springbrook Water Reclamation Center. When completed, the six acres of high-efficiency solar panels will produce enough energy to power 145 homes a year,…

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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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