Critical time for renewable energy jobs, Illinois economy
Tell your state senator and representative Illinois' renewable energy industry and economy need 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.
I’m a constituent writing to ask you to support renewable energy in Illinois at this critical time.
Illinois' renewable energy industry has fallen over a funding cliff and is in decline. You have the power, and responsibility, to fix this important issue and put renewable energy jobs and economy-boosting development projects back on the right path. Funding for the state's renewable energy program officially ran out in December, an unnecessary and harmful milestone the industry anticipated and warned about for more than a year. This situation has led to the loss of 3,500 jobs and put thousands more at immediate risk.
Wind and solar businesses want to invest in Illinois, keep their workers employed and strengthen the state’s economy. Lawmakers can support those goals and more by passing the Path to 100 Act, legislation that will stabilize the industry while expanding and improving Illinois' renewable energy program. The jobs and economic growth renewable energy creates will support our state’s recovery from COVID-19 and help us emerge stronger. I hope members of the General Assembly can find ways to keep the industry viable during these challenging times.
Please work with the sponsors of the Path to 100 Act, Rep. Will Davis and Senator Bill Cunningham, to help power Illinois forward.