Linda Sullivan: Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act in Illinois

Linda Sullivan, Sierra Club River Prairie Group volunteer, had her letter to the editor published in the Chicago Tribune. Her piece is reprinted below.   When Greta Thunberg begs legislators to stop telling her she is amazing but instead do something actually effective to avert climate disaster, she is talking about bills like the Clean… Continue reading Linda Sullivan: Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act in Illinois

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Sierra Club Statement on Introduction of the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition introduces new legislation to put Illinois on track to achieve 100% clean energy, expand workforce development, and responsibly transition away from fossil fuels In response, Jack Darin, Director of Sierra Club Illinois Chapter, released the following statement: “The introduction of the Clean Energy Jobs Act SB2132 (CASTRO) / HB3624 (WILLIAMS) today marks… Continue reading Sierra Club Statement on Introduction of the Clean Energy Jobs Act

“Illinois Must Step Up” In the Wake of Trump’s Unlawful Dirty Power Plan

As Trump and Wheeler Gut Clean Air Safeguards to Appease Coal, Will Rauner Respond? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, former coal lobbyist and acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler released an unlawfully weak carbon pollution policy that would gut the Clean Power Plan’s life-saving standards and do next to nothing to fight the climate… Continue reading “Illinois Must Step Up” In the Wake of Trump’s Unlawful Dirty Power Plan

No to Fossil Fuel Bailouts, Yes to Clean Energy!

No to Fossil Fuel Bailouts: Dynegy, the Texas-based corporation that owns the majority of the aging coal plants in Central and Southern Illinois, is working behind closed doors with Rauner’s administration to rewrite State air pollution rules to allow them to double the amount of dangerous pollution they can spew into our air. Tell state… Continue reading No to Fossil Fuel Bailouts, Yes to Clean Energy!

How Data Transparency Could Drive Energy and Cost Savings

*UPDATE* Thank you to everyone who took action in encouraging the update of the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance.  On November 21, the Chicago City Council approved the update! For more information, consult the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Homepage and a list of frequently asked questions. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Approximately 50% of Illinois’ carbon pollution is from electricity generation… Continue reading How Data Transparency Could Drive Energy and Cost Savings

Metro East Mayors Sign the Mayor’s 100% Clean Energy Endorsement

Local leadership on clean energy is more important than ever. With this being said we cannot overlook the significance of  three Mayors in the Metro East taking bold steps playing a  powerful role in making 100% Clean Energy a reality and using their voices and influence to help spread the message. On August 11, Granite City… Continue reading Metro East Mayors Sign the Mayor’s 100% Clean Energy Endorsement

VICTORY! Illinois has a budget, and it includes Solar For All Funds

The unprecedented lack of a state budget caused serious harm across Illinois, and especially in disadvantaged communities.  We’re thrilled that the State of Illinois has a budget at long last, and we can begin to repair that harm and provide real opportunities for people who need it most in the clean energy economy through the… Continue reading VICTORY! Illinois has a budget, and it includes Solar For All Funds

Chicago Announces All Public Buildings Will Be Powered With 100% Clean Energy

Sierra Club Illinois Chapter staff and volunteers joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week to announce that the Windy City would transition all of its municipal buildings and operations to 100% clean, renewable energy. That currently makes Chicago’s the largest fleet of public buildings in the country to commit to clean energy.  This victory would not… Continue reading Chicago Announces All Public Buildings Will Be Powered With 100% Clean Energy

Trump’s Great Leap Backward on Climate: Time for Illinois to Lead

Chicago, IL – Today, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order to begin the process of repealing several Obama-era actions tackling the climate crisis and protecting clean air and water, including steps to begin the process of dismantling the Clean Power Plan, roll back Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards, rescind… Continue reading Trump’s Great Leap Backward on Climate: Time for Illinois to Lead

People’s Climate Movement–Chicagoland

Join us Today! January 23rd from 3:30 to 5:30 The People’s Climate Movement is calling for 100 hours of action in response to the inauguration. Sierra Club Valley of the Fox is joining nearby Sierra Club groups in a rally at Rep. Peter Roskam’s office to let him know that his constituents and neighbors want… Continue reading People’s Climate Movement–Chicagoland