CEJA would quadruple solar subsidies and give Chicago more weight in the selection process, said Colleen Smith, legislative director for the Illinois Environmental Council, a coalition of ninety grassroots groups.
More importantly, Smith said, CEJA would put the state on a path to eliminate coal-fired electricity by 2030 and nuclear plants by 2050, and to assist communities affected by such closures.
Climate cash coming to Illinois
“This week President Biden is expected to sign the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes an unprecedented $370 billion for climate change mitigation. Why it matters: Much of