A Community Conversation
Renewable energy jobs are coming to Illinois, and Danville can share the benefits! Join the BlueGreen Alliance, Eco-Justice Collaborative and Prairie Rivers Network for a community conversation on how you can be a part of this new energy economy.
Community members and local groups are invited to come together for a community discussion about trends and opportunities regarding Illinois’ energy future. The event will create a dialogue to learn more, provide input, and ask questions about:
- The Future Energy Jobs Act.
- Opportunities for mine land reclamation.
- Opportunities for economic diversification.
- The Clean Energy Jobs Act.
- And more!
WHAT: The Future of Illinois Energy: A Community Conversation
WHERE: Danville Area Community College, Bremer Conference and Workforce Development Center (Room 141 – 142), 2000 E. Main Street, Martin Luther King Memorial Way, Danville, IL
WHEN: May 28, 2019, 6 – 8pm
Light refreshments will be served.
The conversation is part of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition’s ‘Listen. Lead. Share.’ campaign, an effort to gain input from communities across Illinois about our changing energy economy. The initiative focuses especially on how communities that are struggling economically can gain from an agenda that promotes cleaner, more affordable energy.
Background on Listen, Lead, Share
In 2016 the Clean Jobs Coalition helped pass the Future Energy Jobs Act (commonly called “FEJA”) with bipartisan support. FEJA was the biggest clean energy breakthrough in Illinois in over a decade and will generate $12-$15 billion in new private investments in Illinois for renewable energy, like wind and solar.
The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition wants to build on the success of FEJA and share its vision of a clean energy future for all of Illinois that includes four primary policies:
- Ensure quality jobs and economic opportunity is at the heart of Illinois’ clean energy future.
- Achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050.
- Expand clean energy and energy efficiency to set Illinois on a path to achieve a carbon-free power sector by 2030.
- Replace the equivalent of one million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles on the road with electric vehicles, mass transit and other alternatives.
The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is a group of environmental, justice and faith-based institutions, consumer watchdogs, public health, student activists, clean-technology businesses and entrepreneurs, working alongside community and civic leaders to advance clean energy jobs across Illinois.