Enact historic bill to fight climate change to benefit America — and Illinois

Last year, Illinois enacted the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act, which set the goal of 100% carbon-free power by 2045 and 100% clean energy by 2050. Because Illinois passed the law last year and has been thinking about it for several years, it has projects on tap that are more than shovel-ready and primed for federal dollars.

“As CEJA sunsets coal plants and transitions from fossil fuel energy production, this bill would supercharge that with money and incentives,” Brian Gill, federal policy director of the Illinois Environmental Council, told us.

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