CET Survey: 113,918 Illinois Clean Energy Jobs, But Wind and Solar Jobs cut 6.9% in 2015. Time to fix our energy policy!
Friday, Mar 25, 2016
[The following is a paid advertisement.]
Clean Energy Trust just released their annual Clean Jobs Illinois survey and it shows a mixed bag. Illinois leads the Midwest in clean energy jobs, but is losing wind and solar positions to other states due to Illinois’ broken Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
The Good News?
The Bad News?
Fixing the Illinois RPS would solve this problem and help drive job creation in the state’s wind and solar sectors. Clean energy is a major job creator in Illinois, and smart policies can accelerate job growth in the state.
It’s time to act. To build Illinois jobs and keep pace with other states, let’s fix the RPS now. Don’t let Illinois fall further behind.
Learn more about clean energy jobs in Illinois at http://www.cleanjobsmidwest.com/state/illinois.