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Poll: Nearly 70% Support Clean Energy Jobs Act

May 22, 2019

Support extends across state, political spectrum SPRINGFIELD, IL – A just-released poll shows that residents from every region of Illinois overwhelmingly support a bill that would move the state to 100% renewable energy, electrify the mass transit and transportation sector, cut carbon from the power sector and create jobs in the clean energy economy. The…

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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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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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Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Regarding the VW Settlement Plan

August 29, 2018

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) released its final plan today to invest the $108 million settlement the state received from Volkswagen. The plan was revised after advocates called for more public input in the process. The revised plan includes a significant increase in investments toward electric vehicle charging infrastructure, a reduction in administrative costs,…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on Just-Released Midwest Clean Jobs Report

August 8, 2018

For Immediate Release       Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018   Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on Just-Released Midwest Clean Jobs Report Illinois is home to a third of the Midwest’s new renewable energy jobs, according to Midwest Clean Jobs, a clean energy jobs report released today from the Clean Energy Trust (CET) and the national,…

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Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on ICC’s approval of Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan

April 3, 2018

For Immediate Release: April, 3 2018 Contact: Billy Weinberg IL Clean Jobs Coalition (312) 485-4363 Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on ICC’s approval of Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released the following statement today: “Building on the work of the Illinois Power Agency, the Illinois Commerce Commission’s…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition launches “Listen. Lead. Share. A conversation about winning a clean, equitable energy future.”

February 18, 2018

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 Contact: Billy Weinberg IL Clean Jobs Coalition (312) 485-4363 Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition launches “Listen. Lead. Share. A conversation about winning a clean, equitable energy future.” Move toward 100% renewable energy by 2050, carbon-free power by 2030 and more electric vehicles are among policy goals to discuss statewide —…

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Peoria-area elected officials, labor and business commemorate 1st anniversary of the biggest clean energy breakthrough in Illinois history

December 6, 2017

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 Contact: Billy Weinberg IL Clean Jobs Coalition (312) 485-4363 Peoria-area elected officials, labor and business commemorate 1st anniversary of the biggest clean energy breakthrough in Illinois history Wednesday marks 1st anniversary of Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), which offers jobs & big economic benefits to Central Illinois, including newly…

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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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