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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on NRG Announcement of 2022 Coal Plant Closures

June 17, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — Following an NRG announcement that the company would be shutting down two coal plants in 2022, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released this statement: “Today’s announcement that NRG would be shutting down their Waukegan and Will County coal plants next year would not have been possible without the tireless advocacy by local…

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Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

June 15, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — The following statement may be attributed to the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition: “On May 31, there was a tentative deal on a comprehensive energy bill, but it was stopped at the last minute. On June 1, Senate President Harmon said he ‘stand[s] with the Governor on de-carbonization targets that need to be in…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Announces Support for the Most Comprehensive and Equitable Climate and Energy Plan in the Nation

June 12, 2021

Illinois will be carbon-free by 2045 without the huge bailouts Exelon demanded SPRINGFIELD – After more than three years of community organizing and leadership, today the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) announced its support for the nation’s most comprehensive and equitable climate and energy plan proposed by Governor Pritzker. “After years of hard work and…

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Nearly 50 Illinois Legislators to Leadership on Comprehensive Clean Energy Bill: “No Climate Plan. No Equity. No Deal.”

May 26, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – As negotiations continue on a comprehensive clean energy bill during the final days of legislative session, nearly 50 legislators issued a resolute letter to leadership today, making it clear that the days of utility companies dictating public policy were over. Governor Pritzker, legislators, and community stakeholders are currently working toward a plan to…

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ICJC Statement Regarding Prairie State Coal Plant’s Request to Continue Polluting Illinois with Expensive, Dirty Energy

May 20, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – Following a subject matter hearing in the State Senate’s Energy & Public Utilities Committee, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released this statement regarding the Prairie State Energy Campus: “After years of tireless work by legislators and advocates, a comprehensive, nation-leading clean energy bill is coming together in Springfield. So it is troubling…

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Illinois clean energy activists rally outside Ameren HQ

May 17, 2021

Protesters slam utility’s $64 million rate hike while CEO took home nearly $10 million, demand accountability to prevent another ComEd scandal ST. LOUIS – Electric customers from across Central and Southern Illinois rallied outside Ameren’s St. Louis headquarters Thursday, slamming the Illinois utility’s new $64 million rate-hike request and calling for passage of clean energy…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on the Consumers and Climate First Act

April 29, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released the following statement about the Consumers and Climate First Act: “Bold times call for bold action. JB Pritzker is the first governor in Illinois history to propose a serious, comprehensive plan to address climate change, put Illinois on a path to 100% clean energy, and eliminate…

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Legislators Question ComEd on Opposition to Ethics Measures, Ameren Refuses to Appear and Be Held Accountable

April 28, 2021

“Strong ethics and transparency provisions must be the foundation of any clean energy package. All utilities should be held to the highest ethical standards and adhere to best practices in terms of accountability. I’m disappointed that Ameren was unwilling to have this discussion with legislators in a public forum.” – State Rep. Ann Williams  SPRINGFIELD…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Responds to Synapse Energy Economics Audit

April 15, 2021

CONTACT aviva@strategygroup.com SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) issued the following statement in response to the Synapse Energy Economics report: “We applaud Governor Pritzker for requiring this independent audit, and putting consumers and the goal of 100% clean energy ahead of utility profits. The Synapse study proves there are many different ways…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Stands in Support with the AAPI Community

March 22, 2021

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released the following statement in the wake of the recent shootings in Atlanta, GA: “The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition mourns the victims who were murdered in Atlanta and strongly condemns the swell of hatred that fueled this horrifying attack. We must not become numb or forget that racist words…

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