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Chicago can make saving the environment a priority

September 23, 2019

Bringing back the city Department of Environment would help the city do its part to fight climate change. By CST Editorial Board “Just as a poll came out this week showing most Americans want to tackle climate change right now, a new report supports something Chicago can do on its own — bringing back its…

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Editorial: On climate change, Illinois needs to keep up the pressure

September 19, 2019

The Daily Herald Editorial Board “The upcoming veto session of the state legislature needs to be a watershed six days for Illinois, and by extension, Planet Earth. The efforts by Washington to roll back environmental protections and emission controls are ramping up. President Donald Trump’s decision this week to vacate California’s right to set more…

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Forum: As Global Temps Heat Up, So Does Opportunity For Action

September 13, 2019

By BREANNA GROW | WGLT.org Real-feel estimates topped out at a sweltering 120 degrees Thursday; the day before, at 114 degrees. If you struggle to remember many days like that when you were a kid, your memory isn’t failing you, speakers at a climate change panel Thursday warned; it is getting hot in here. Over…

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Southwest Chicago Clean Energy Dialogue

September 12, 2019

Illinois State Senate District 1 hosting a clean energy dialogue Join Assistant Majority Leader Tony Muñoz (D-Chicago) and the Respiratory Health Association on September 23 at the National Latino Education Institute for a panel discussion on the Clean Energy Jobs Act and what is being done to create a cleaner future. Read the entire article…

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Advocates press for Clean Energy Jobs Act

September 4, 2019

By Crystal Reed | Effingham Daily News Advocates for a proposed state law that they say would set ambitious targets for renewable energy, generate $30 billion in new infrastructure, improve public health and create thousands of new “clean energy” jobs were in Effingham recently to tout its benefits. Representatives of Faith In Place, which describes…

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New Partnership Seeks To Increase Solar Access In Chicago’s South Side

September 3, 2019

By Betsy Lillian | Solar Industry Blacks in Green (BIG), an environmental economic development organization designed to tackle pollution and poverty, has announced a new partnership with Sunrun. The partners aim to increase opportunities for South Side Chicago homeowners to access solar energy, as well as increase clean energy career opportunities for residents in traditionally…

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Town Hall set on clean energy legislation

August 29, 2019

By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – State Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is co-hosting a Clean Energy Town Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Carnegie Room at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, according to a news release. This event is open and free to…

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EDITORIAL: Illinois’ energy future needs sense of urgency

August 22, 2019

By Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board “Now is no time to duck and cover. Some in Springfield reportedly are considering putting important energy legislation on the back burner until a controversy involving ComEd contractual lobbyists writing checks to a former aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan blows over. Any new energy legislation would almost certainly involve…

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Local experts help residents create cleaner energy for Illinois

August 13, 2019

By Emily Manley CARTERVILLE (WSIL) — A piece of legislation in Springfield could help secure clean and affordable energy for everyone in Illinois. Local experts spoke on Wednesday at John A. Logan College in Carterville about the Clean Energy Jobs Act would do if it became law. This would help make wind and solar development easier…

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Environmental Study Group: Solar power shines on Illinois

August 9, 2019

By Kay Day In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in a year! Wow, isn’t that statistic amazing? Yet solar power only makes up about 8% of the renewable energy consumed in 2018. That is about to change across 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!