State Senator Bennett Part of Tonight’s Panel in Urbana about Clean Energy Opportunities

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 THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY STATE SENATOR SCOTT BENNETT’S OFFICE

 

MEDIA ADVISORY AND DAYBOOK ITEM FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Contact: Amanda Pankau, apankau@prairierivers.org, (217) 840-3057

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 6:30 PM CT/URBANA: Environmental and Consumer Advocates to Host Town Hall with Senator Bennett and Representative Ammons to Explore Clean Energy Opportunities in East-Central Illinois

Champaign-Urbana, IL. – Illinois State Senator Scott Bennett and Illinois State Representative Carol Ammons will join local environmental and consumer advocacy organizations at a town hall on Tuesday, October 11, about the benefits of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). Senator Bennett, Representative Ammons, and clean energy policy experts will explore new clean energy opportunities for east central Illinois and discuss how the local community can  take advantage of consumer benefits like clean energy, energy efficiency, and the clean energy job training hubs planned for Champaign and Danville.

WHO:

Senator Scott Bennett, State Senator, Illinois Senate District 52

Representative Carol Ammons, State Representative, Illinois House District 103

Amanda Pankau, Energy Campaign Coordinator, Prairie Rivers Network

Cindy Shepherd, Green Team Director, Faith in Place

Jen Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council

Scott Tess, Sustainability and Resilience Officer, City of Urbana

Scott Allen, Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Citizens Utility Board

WHAT: Bringing the Benefits of CEJA to You. A Town Hall with Sen. Bennett (Registration suggested)

WHERE: 25 O’Clock Brewing Company, 208 W Griggs St, Urbana, IL 61801

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:30pm

In mid-September Illinois celebrated the first anniversary of CEJA which boosts Illinois’ growing clean energy sector and workforce and puts Illinois on a path to 50% renewable energy by 2040. CEJA boosted funding for programs like Illinois Shines and Solar for All. It also created brand new, innovative programs that will expand renewable energy, train a diverse clean energy workforce, clean up our transportation sector, and more.

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October 11, 2022 at 10:54AM

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