Relief for renewables now
Tell your state senator and representative Illinois' renewable energy industry needs their support now
Using the sample letter below as inspiration, tell your legislators why Illinois' renewable energy industry needs their help now. Enter your info, customize the letter and click submit! Your state legislators will be selected based on your address.
Sample letter: I’m a constituent writing to ask you to support renewable energy in Illinois at this critical time.
The industry has been explaining for more than a year that the funding crisis facing the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard is a threat to clean energy, jobs and economic growth. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have accelerated those issues. Layoffs and furloughs have already begun. There are now hundreds of unemployed renewable industry workers and that number will increase to thousands without immediate action.
The renewable energy industry wants to invest in Illinois, keep its workers employed and strengthen the state’s economy. To have a stable industry, we must achieve the full funding fix outlined in the Path to 100 Act (HB 2966, SB 1781). Recognizing that the coronavirus has upended the work of the Illinois General Assembly, we are requesting that the General Assembly act to keep the industry viable during this unprecedented time.
Please work with the sponsors of the Path to 100 Act, Leader Will Davis and Senator Bill Cunningham, to ensure a solution for renewable energy funding is included in any stimulus bill under consideration.