Growing CleanEnergy Jobs Downstate: A Town Hall with Senator Bennett
May 11, 2021, 5pm to 6pm
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Did you know that Illinois has the most clean energy jobs in the Midwest and the fifth most nationwide?
Join us for a May 11th, 7pm virtual Town Hall with advocates, experts, business owners, clean energy workers, and State Senator Scott Bennett to celebrate and learn about this growing sector!
E2 will give us a look at Illinois’ “Clean Energy Jobs by the Numbers”. Inovateus solar will highlight their solar farm development on an industrial brownfield site in Danville. Ky Ajayi with Central Road Energy will share his work in growing solar business and equitable access to solar in central IL. We’ll hear success stories of clean energy workers training and entering the expanding workforce. And finally we’ll discuss why legislative action in Springfield is needed to preserve and boost the industry.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act will maintain our position as a Midwest leader in the growing clean energy economy, while also expanding equitable access to public health, a cleaner environment, quality jobs, economic opportunity, and wealth-building.
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Clean Energy Jobs Act
Action on the climate crisis cannot wait. Over the past 120 years, the average daily temperature in Illinois has increased, especially the average overnight temperature. The average daily temperature has increased by 1–2°F in most areas of Illinois. The summer of 2019 suffered the hottest month (July) in recorded history, and extreme weather left all 102 counties in Illinois declared agricultural disaster areas.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act is a comprehensive energy bill that proposes to bring us to 100% renewable energy by 2050; reduce emissions from the electrical sector to zero by 2030; electrify our transportation system, and create jobs along the way. It is the only energy bill under consideration that doesn't increase ratepayer rates and puts equity and wealth building for Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Click here for an overview flyer highlighting key components of the Clean EnergyJobs Act.