On December 1, 2016, Illinois passes the biggest clean energy bill in the country. Respiratory Health Association worked diligently for years with the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition to restore Illinois’ stalled clean energy programs designed improve air quality and public health.
With this new legislation, 25 percent of Illinois’s electricity will come from clean, renewable power by 2025.
The law also vastly increases energy efficiency programs, saving Illinois ratepayers billions of dollars while cutting power from dirty coal plants and eliminating deadly air pollution in the process.
Other provisions will lead to new solar and wind power construction in Illinois that will supply nearly a million homes with clean energy by 2030.
All of these components add up to a big win for healthy lungs and clean air.