Illinois will be carbon-free by 2045 without the huge bailouts Exelon demanded.
SPRINGFIELD – After more than three years of community organizing and leadership, today the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) announced its support for the nation’s most comprehensive and equitable climate and energy plan proposed by Governor Pritzker.
“After years of hard work and community collaboration, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is proud to support Governor Pritzker’s energy proposal, the only plan which takes a monumental leap forward on climate change and equity. ICJC welcomed the opportunity to work with the Governor, legislators, and community stakeholders to help bring this plan to fruition. Read the entire news release here.
Governor J. B. Pritzker is a member of the following coalition:
The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of 24 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Alliance represents 55 percent of the U.S. population and an $11.7 trillion economy – an economy larger than all countries but the United States and China. Alliance states have shown in recent years that bold climate action can help drive economic growth across multiple industries. Together, Alliance states have built a foundation of ambitious climate action that provides a durable roadmap for national policy makers and the Biden Administration.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PODCAST
TechTank Podcast Episode 21: Is Biden’s American Jobs Plan the beginning of a Tech New Deal?
On this episode of the TechTank podcast, host Nicol Turner Lee talks with experts about economic trends associated with the critical infrastructure investments included in the plan, Why America Needs a Tech New Deal, and what opportunities and challenges exist for job growth in the tech sector.
Guests include Algernon Austin, senior researcher at the Thurgood Marshall Institute, Allison Scott, chief executive officer of the Kapor Center Foundation, and Rikin Thakker, chief technology officer of the Wireless Infrastructure Association.
THE SOO GREEN LINK
Updates to nation’s power grid affects Northeast Iowa’s energy industry, KWWL
MONONA, Iowa (KWWL/CNN) — Efforts are currently underway to upgrade the nation’s power grid, and it has some ties to Northeast Iowa’s energy industry. The project is called, ‘The Soo Green Link.” It’s a $2.5 billion dollar project and plans to build ‘Underground transmission lines along railroads and highways.’ The Biden administration has proposed for Congress to invest $100 billion dollars on power infrastructure for renewable energy, an effort that could be made more cost effective due to tax credits in Biden’s plan.
BRIEF VIDEOS RECAP HIGHLIGHTS OF CLEANPOWER 2021
Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition at CLEANPOWER 2021, by Bridget Williams, American Clean Power Association
The CLEANPOWER 2021 Virtual Summit set the perfect stage to shine a spotlight on the industry. We heard from industry leaders and disruptors, stakeholders and innovators, lawmakers and allies to who shared insights and issued a call to action to drive forward the country’s transition to a majority clean power future. No matter your role in the industry, there was something for everyone at CLEANPOWER. Attendees joined us from across the nation, and even the globe, to hear from political leaders, subject matter experts and industry VIPs as we sit poised for an energy revolution. The conference theme, “Accelerating the Energy Transition,” united the week around the major idea that renewable energy is a term of the past. Renewable energy is just energy, and it’s ready to power the future.
WORLD CHANGING IDEA
At these low-income apartment buildings, solar power helps pay for free Wi-Fi, Fast Company
In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, nearly 40% of low-income households don’t have internet access. It’s a challenge across many parts of New York City that became especially apparent during the pandemic, when many children were loaned laptops for distance learning but couldn’t log on to use them. But some affordable apartment buildings in the area will soon begin offering free Wi-Fi—funded through solar power on the roof.
“We wanted to do a big solar install, and at the same time, others were talking about Wi-Fi,” says John Crotty, principal at the Workforce Housing Group, the affordable housing development organization that is launching the new program in Crown Heights and in the nearby neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York. “I thought, Why don’t we put the savings into Wi-FI?”
EVENT IDEA OF POTENTIAL INTEREST TO NEBRASKA SOLAR BUSINESSES
Green Jobs in Action; Live Solar Installation Event to be held in Arlington Virginia by Solar Energy World June 14-17, Solar Energy World Release, PRNewswire
Nebraskans for Solar Proposal: If any Nebraska solar businesses would like to host a similar event — live, virtual, or both — we would be happy to help publicize it. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org