Support the Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act

Bring clean energy investment and jobs to our local communities

Special interests in Springfield are rushing through a Chicago-focused energy plan. That plan—the so-called Clean Energy Jobs Act—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

If Springfield doesn’t get our state’s clean energy policy right, they could make it harder to create long-term, well-paying jobs and foster investment in Downstate communities.  

Downstate families, businesses, and industries deserve energy policies that create opportunity in our communities—not just the Chicago area—and for our workers, not out-of-state developers that are only in it for the short term. 

The people of central and southern Illinois deserve better. The Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act champions Downstate workers, families, and communities. And it will bring the benefits of large-scale clean energy directly to Downstate Illinois, including the economic benefits. 

Tell Springfield to support SB 311/HB 1734 today!