Illinois is poised to pass comprehensive energy legislation in the upcoming 2021 session. Our Illinois team is organizing with environmental and labor coalitions to propose worker-centered policies that would ensure an equitable transition to 100% clean energy and transition the state’s public vehicle fleets.
Both the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition and Climate Jobs Illinois coalitions are advancing JMA’s good jobs policies as best practices for the transition to climate-safe infrastructure. The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), which includes our good jobs policies, would commit Illinois to 100% carbon-free power by 2030 and 100% renewable energy by 2050 and move the state toward electric vehicles. Municipal investments in electric vehicles using JMA’s policies not only incentivize good jobs and equity in this growing market, but also pave the way for increased private sector investments in electric vehicles.