Jen Walling, the council’s executive director, hopes to persuade legislation into passing this act.
She said it will bring numerous jobs and equity to communities that have been negatively impacted by what she calls “dirty energy.”
“We really need the relief in Illinois. We need the jobs for the Clean Energy Jobs Act. We need the public health benefits and we need them as quickly as possible.”
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