Clean Jobs Forum 2015 focuses on economic opportunity for Lake County
WAUKEGAN, ILL. (March 31, 2015)--Policy leaders participating in the Clean Jobs Forum 2015, to be held April 8 in downtown Waukegan, will discuss the main components of the recently introduced Illinois Clean Jobs Bill, and how the bill can bolster clean energy development and jobs in communities like Waukegan and North Chicago.
Featured speakers include State Sen. Julie Morrison (29th District); State Rep. Rita Mayfield (60th District); Jack Darin, director of the Illinois Sierra Club; and Sarah Moskowitz, outreach director for the Citizens Utility Board.
The bipartisan Clean Jobs Bill (HB 2607/SB1485) would strengthen energy efficiency policies, ramp up Illinois' wind and solar industries, and pursue market-based strategies to meet new federal carbon limits. Once fully implemented, the standards would create an estimated 32,000 jobs annually across Illinois. They also would protect Illinois residents from the impacts of climate change while maintaining a reliable and affordable electricity system.
What: Clean Jobs Forum
Where: Most Blessed Trinity Academy, 510 Grand Ave., Waukegan, Illinois
When: Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Clean Jobs Forum is organized by the Clean Power Lake County Campaign, a grassroots coalition of community, faith and environmental groups dedicated to building a healthy, clean energy future for Lake County.