Climate Change Won't Wait
Why We Care About the Clean Energy Jobs Act
Climate change is impacting health and economies across the globe. Those lease responsible for emitting fossil fuels are also those bearing the greatest burden of the effects of climate change.
The Faith in Place Action Fund support solutions to climate change that are rooted in justice, created by communities, and focused on building a sustainable future for all. Learn how Illinois can build climate resilience through the Clean Energy Jobs Act below.
We Believe in Creating Clean Jobs & More Equitable Communities.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) at its core is a piece of legislation that is centered in equity and pushes for renewable energy solutions. With over 82% of Illinoisans supporting CEJA, we are on our way towards healthier communities and a healthier economy.
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Ceja also Means:
Creates Clean Jobs Workforce Hubs, a network of frontline organizations that provide direct and sustained support for minority and disadvantaged communities, including job opportunities.
Prioritizes companies that implement equity actions to ensure equitable representation in Illinois’ clean energy workforce.
Creates a Contractor Incubator program that focuses on the development of underserved businesses in the clean energy sector.
100% renewable energy by 2050
Builds more than 40 million solar panels and 2,500 wind turbines across Illinois by 2030, generating more than $30 billion in new infrastructure in the state. Taps into the falling cost of wind and solar, lowering costs for consumers.
Expands Solar for All, and ensures people have access to solar in their community.
Expands goals for Energy Efficiency, on the electric and gas side, to lower costs.
Directs utilities to evaluate lower-cost alternatives to infrastructure modernization.
Directs the Illinois EPA to begin a comprehensive stakeholder process that prioritizes carbon reductions in impacted communities and reduces harmful pollution from power plants to zero by 2030.
Creates Clean Energy Empowerment Zones to support communities and workers who are economically impacted by the decline of fossil fuel generation.
Directs the IPA to procure clean energy and capacity resources to achieve customer savings and expand renewables investment