A member of the local Sierra Club says with the impending closure of the Dynegy power plant in East Alton, the time is now to jump on the opportunity to pursue alternative clean-energy sources. The club is joining with other like-minded members of the community in Springfield today to urge the General Assembly to support the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill.
The Sierra Club's Elizabeth Scrafford tells The Big Z getting a state budget and this bill passed would be a big step toward reversing the trend of losing clean energy jobs in the state.
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The Illinois Clean Jobs Bill would increase the state’s renewable standard by requiring 35 percent of energy consumed in Illinois to be generated by clean renewable sources by 2030. Supporters of the bill say it could create 32,000 clean energy jobs annually.