PRESS RELEASES

Statement from ICJC on City of Chicago Clean Energy Procurement Announcement

August 8, 2022

Coalition applauds City for ensuring equity, exceeding climate goals, prioritizing consumers  CHICAGO – Following the City of Chicago announcement regarding procurement of 100% clean, renewable to power city buildings starting in 2025, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released this statement: “The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition applauds Mayor Lightfoot and the City of Chicago for taking…

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Clean Jobs America 2022 report ranks Illinois 5th in nation with nearly 120,000 clean energy jobs

August 4, 2022

Data suggests passage of CEJA will spur even greater job growth CHICAGO – According to the E2 Clean Jobs America 2022 report released yesterday, Illinois currently ranks 5th in the country with 119,853 clean energy jobs in 2021, a 4.9% increase over 2020 despite last year’s “solar cliff,” when state funding and incentives for rooftop and other solar installations dried…

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ICJC Statement on the Illinois EPA’s Approval of New $1 Billion Polluting Gas Plant

July 29, 2022

Lincoln Land Energy Center will be dirty and expensive for Central Illinois families PAWNEE, IL – Today, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) issued an operating permit to EmberClear, a Texas-based company that went bankrupt in 2016, to build a new methane gas plant in Pawnee, Illinois. The permit will allow the Lincoln Land Energy Center, which…

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Statement of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on MISO Approval of Transmission Upgrades

July 25, 2022

CHICAGO – On Monday, Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released the following statement after the MISO board meeting: “Today’s action to increase grid reliability and integrate more renewable energy and battery storage in MISO North is a desperately-needed positive step, but MISO must act faster to speed the conversion from dirty, expensive fossil fuels to clean, less…

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CEJA sponsors, consumer advocates blast foot-dragging by grid operator as energy prices spike

July 21, 2022

34 renewable projects capable of powering 4.5 million homes sit in MISO’s queue while the grid operator blames others, spreads fear. CHICAGO – On Thursday, Illinois legislative leaders and consumer advocates sharply criticized the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the multi-state entity that manages the generation and transmission of electricity across Central and Southern Illinois for…

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Statement of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) Regarding SCOTUS Decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

June 30, 2022

ICJC: The Supreme Court put profits before people. Illinois must quickly implement CEJA to cut costs, create jobs, and protect our communities. CHICAGO – Following today’s announcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition urged swift state action: “The Supreme Court of the United States has taken another…

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ICJC PRAISES GOVERNOR PRITZKER FOR ENGINEERING UNPRECEDENTED $1 BILLION REFUND TO RATEPAYERS FROM NUCLEAR PLANTS

April 27, 2022

Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) will provide rebates to customers averaging $18/month starting in June. CHICAGO – Today, utility Commonwealth Edison filed new rates with the Illinois Commerce Commission that will provide direct credits of more than $1 billion to customers as a result of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that was…

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ICJC Urges Congress to Act on Climate, Supercharge CEJA, Create Thousands of Good-Paying Jobs

February 2, 2022

CHICAGO – Following Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State and Budget Address, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released this statement: “As Governor Pritzker said today, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) made Illinois a nationally-recognized leader in the fight to combat the climate crisis and create good-paying clean energy jobs. But Illinois…

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ICJC and Governor Pritzker Applaud U.S. House Passage of Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

BBB will supercharge CEJA’s impact on climate, equity, and good-paying jobs CHICAGO – On the heels of Governor JB Pritzker signing the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), the most equitable clean energy jobs law of its kind in the nation, today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), one…

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United Nations Association Awards Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition with UN Global Goals Award

October 20, 2021

Pritzker: “Illinois would not boast the most equitable climate law in the nation without ICJC’s efforts” CHICAGO – This evening, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) will receive the Global Goals Award at the United Nations Day Celebration, a prestigious honor announced by the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter (UNA-Chicago). The virtual event takes place…

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