Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Endorses Offshore Wind Legislation

May 4, 2023

Legislation to bring offshore wind to Lake Michigan has passed the Illinois House and is being considered by the Senate  *media interviews available upon request* ILLINOIS—The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) today announced their support for legislation that would bring offshore wind to Lake Michigan, creating thousands of clean energy  jobs and putting Illinois one…

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ICJC Encourages Governor Pritzker to Take Action on Truck Emission Standards to Protect Illinoisans’ Health

April 13, 2023

CHICAGO – Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new efforts to boost electric vehicle sales and reduce pollution. Unfortunately, the emission standards for big trucks will still leave Illinois residents at risk from harmful air pollution. In response, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released the following statement: “The newly proposed federal vehicle…

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After filing record rate hike, Peoples Gas posts record profits for sixth consecutive year.

March 30, 2023

CHICAGO – Peoples Gas made $208 million in profit in 2022, breaking its earnings record for the sixth consecutive year, according to a year-end financial report published Thursday. The report comes days after more than 100 people gathered outside Peoples Gas headquarters to call on regulators to reject the Chicago gas utility’s proposed $402 million rate hike, the…

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ICJC launches full-page newspaper ads across Central and Southwestern Illinois decrying Ameren’s excessive profit grab and record rate-hike request

March 2, 2023

With Central and Southern Illinois already besieged by high energy bills, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) announced Thursday the placement of full-page newspaper ads to alert Ameren Illinois customers about the company’s record rate-hike requests and excessive profit grab. “We are rallying Ameren customers to speak out against this excessive profit grab that will drive our energy bills…

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ICJC Statement on Prairie Research Institute’s Carbon Capture Report

January 19, 2023

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Last week, the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign publicly released “Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage in Illinois,” a report requested by the Illinois General Assembly through Public Act 102-0341. The report and Policy Supplement includes a preliminary assessment for Illinois policy makers on the implications, opportunities, and challenges of…

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Advocates Urge Mayor, City Council to Propose Cheaper, Cleaner Way to Heat Homes

January 18, 2023

As heating affordability crisis, children’s health concerns, and climate change escalate, urgency grows to pass healthy buildings ordinance for new construction in Chicago Chicago, IL – Amid staggeringly high gas bills and a record-breaking rate-hike request from Peoples Gas, a group of consumer, health and environmental advocates urged Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago City…

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Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on Siting Bill

January 10, 2023

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition applauds the passage of House Bill 4412, which standardizes and clarifies the process of siting clean energy projects like utility-scale wind and solar. To lower electric bills, create good paying jobs, make our air healthier to breathe and protect the planet from climate change, Illinois must build more clean energy capacity…

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Inaugural Clean Energy Champion Awards Honor Leading Organizations Using Illinois’ Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) to Create Clean Jobs for All

October 25, 2022

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, the inaugural Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards celebrated job creation by private companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental units from across Illinois that have seized the chance to make Illinois a national leader in clean energy. The event is a joint project of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Clean…

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ICJC Praises City of Chicago Recommendations for Clean Buildings, Clean Air

October 13, 2022

As People’s Gas announces record-high profits and prices, coalition calls for immediate action to lower consumer utility bills while protecting the climate  CHICAGO – After more than a year of stakeholder engagement and participation of more than 50 community, building industry, and environmental justice leaders in the Chicago Building Decarbonizing Policy Development Working Group, the…

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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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