Illinois to Reap Clean Energy’s Economic Rewards

EDF statement from Andrew Barbeau, Senior Consultant, Clean Energy

December 1, 2016
Catherine Ittner, (512) 691-3458,

(SPRINGFIELD– December 1, 2016) In a bipartisan victory, Illinois lawmakers today passed the Future Energy Jobs Bill. The bill will fix Illinois’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and significantly expand the state’s successful energy efficiency programs, lowering harmful pollution and customers’ electric bills.

“Today, Illinois passed the most significant clean energy economic development package in the state’s history, bringing Illinois one step closer to a cleaner, more reliable energy system. The Future Energy Jobs Bill will help people save money on their electric bills, create jobs, and bring more than ten billion investment dollars into the state. Illinois now stands at the forefront of a smarter, healthier energy future.”

  • Andrew Barbeau, Senior Consultant, Clean Energy

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