The landmark Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) and other legislative initiatives have created exciting opportunities to grow the clean energy economy in Illinois.

The inaugural Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards seek to celebrate job creation by private companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental units from across Illinois that have seized the chance to make our state a leader in the clean energy future.

These awards recognize what it takes to create or retain good-paying jobs, with a special eye toward creating and retaining equitable jobs in communities historically left behind.

The Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards are a joint project of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition. Our goal is to celebrate the historic passage of CEJA, and to recognize the growing clean energy economy that is creating jobs, reducing energy costs and producing economic opportunities in every part of Illinois.

The awards luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at Noon at the Ivy Room, 12 E Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

Nominate a clean energy champion!

To apply, please download the application here, fill it out, save as a PDF, and email it to

The deadline to apply is October 5, 2022.


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