PRESS RELEASES

Statement of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition asking Governor and legislative leaders to meet as soon as possible to bring climate, energy, and equitable jobs bill across the finish line.

August 27, 2021

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition urges Governor JB Pritzker, Senate President Don Harmon and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch to meet as soon as possible to bring an agreed upon climate, energy, and equitable jobs bill across the finish line for a vote in both chambers on Tuesday, August 31. “Recent talks have made substantial…

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Zero Means Zero

August 23, 2021

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition cannot support anything less than zero emissions in the power sector by a date certain, as many other states already require by 2040 or 2045, and President Biden has proposed to achieve by 2035. This is the bare minimum of what science tells us is necessary to preserve a livable…

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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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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!