IL Clean Energy Growth-Unprecedented!

New findings on IL clean energy job growth were released today (March 20, 2014) by Clean Energy Trust and survey partners Environmental Entrepreneurs, The Environmental Law & Policy Center and the Natural Resource Defense Council. They show that Illinois is well positioned to make the transition from coal and natural gas to clean, safe, renewable energy.

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Expedite Renewable Energy

We can transition to a cleaner, renewable energy future, but Congress needs to pass the legislation to get us there. Sign this petition created by Eco-Watch, a cutting-edge news service promoting the work of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations, activists and community leaders worldwide. EJC is an endorsing organization

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Award Goes to Clean Power Coalition

On September 20, 2012, the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) gave its Leadership Award to the Chicago Clean Power Coalition for its work to close Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants. These plants were two of the dirtiest in the country, and called out by the NAACP in their report “Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People” as two of the worst environmental justice offenders of all 431 coal plants surveyed in the country.

Pam Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative (EJC), and Christine Nannicelli, Sierra Club, accepted the award on behalf of the Coalition. EJC initiated the work that led to the creation of the coalition in 2009.

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