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

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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

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

Chicago Public Buildings Go Coal-Free

Sierra Club Statement on Coal-Free Agreement for Chicago Municipal Buildings CHICAGO – Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new contract with Constellation New Energy to provide energy for the city of Chicago’s municipal buildings with coal-free energy. This agreement will deliver a 2 percent discount on the City’s energy bill. This announcement builds on the… Continue reading Chicago Public Buildings Go Coal-Free

Chicago’s New Coal-Free Power Supply Now Includes Illinois Wind Energy

Today, the City of Chicago formally announced its Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) aggregation deal, officially moving one of the nation’s largest cities away from coal-fired power. The City of Chicago developed the city’s new electricity mix based on the authority of a voter-approved referendum last fall. The new power supply includes Illinois wind power. An… Continue reading Chicago’s New Coal-Free Power Supply Now Includes Illinois Wind Energy

On Chicago’s Ballot Tuesday: A Clean Energy Future

When Chicagoans go to the polls Tuesday, they’ll have a chance to decide whether the Windy City moves beyond coal to clean energy in a way that lowers electric bills and creates jobs.   And no, I’m not talking about the clear choice in the presidential race for all who want to move in that direction.… Continue reading On Chicago’s Ballot Tuesday: A Clean Energy Future

Emanuel Delivers on Promise of Clean Energy For Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken two more big steps toward a clean energy future for Chicago. While many leaders talk about the urgency of transitioning to clean energy, Emanuel is acting, and making major changes that will deliver cleaner air and new jobs for Chicago in the near future. First, Emanuel made a major… Continue reading Emanuel Delivers on Promise of Clean Energy For Chicago