Downstate Deserves a Clean Energy Future We Can Afford

Make Illinois’ Clean Energy Policy work for Downstate

Tell your legislators to support the Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act

Making Illinois’ energy supply cleaner and more sustainable is vital for our families and communities. 

We need to make that transition in a way that protects the communities of central and southern Illinois amid the unique challenges we face. 

Our legislators are debating clean energy legislation right now. If they get it right, Downstate will see a greener, cleaner future that benefits everyone who lives and works here. If they get it wrong, they could make it harder to modernize Downstate’s energy infrastructure, maintain reliability, and bring more clean energy to Downstate energy consumers safely and at the lowest possible cost.  

Special interests in Springfield are rushing through a Chicago-focused plan—known as CEJA —that benefits out-of-state energy developers at the expense of Downstate workers, families, and businesses. And it costs Downstate consumers nearly $20 BILLION over the next 30 years without bringing them the benefits of clean energy. In fact, it will make Downstate communities reliant on dirty, expensive out-of-state energy.

The people of Downstate deserve better. A better plan — The Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act — will protect Downstate families, communities, and workers. And it will bring the benefits of clean energy to Downstate Illinois without putting affordability or reliability at risk. 

Tell Springfield to support SB 311/HB 1734 today!