Press release from the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus:
Oct. 13, 2020
To help North Shore residents find ways to benefit the planet while saving money on their utility bills, State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is joining fellow legislators and energy policy experts for a virtual Clean Energy Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
“Climate change threatens our natural spaces, food sources, air and water quality, physical health, and more,” said Fine. “It’s past time to make a change, and I’m looking forward to discussing ways to ‘go green,’ both on a statewide level and within our own households.”
Fine will be joined by State Representatives Robyn Gabel and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, as well as representatives from the Illinois Environmental Council, the Citizens Utility Board, the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter, and Blacks in Green.
Panelists will discuss utility consumer protections, green energy alternatives and the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), a piece of comprehensive clean energy legislation proposed in 2019.CEJA aims to reduce Illinois’ environmental footprint in a way that supports workers, families and communities. The bill would transition the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050, make investments in electric transportation technology, and promote economic opportunity, especially in communities of color.
“We must address the urgent climate crisis our planet is facing. Illinois has the potential to lead the charge,” said Fine. “I urge anyone interested in environmental justice and climate change to join the conversation and learn more about CEJA and other initiatives.”
“>Registration is requested, but not required.
This press release was produced by the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus. The views expressed here are the author’s own.
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October 13, 2020 at 10:07AM