Fox Valley Sustainability Network to hold solar energy forum Feb. 8

  • Learn about the Future Energy Jobs Act and solar initiatives in the area at the Fox Valley Sustainability Network's Solar Energy Forum on Friday, Feb. 8.

    Learn about the Future Energy Jobs Act and solar initiatives in the area at the Fox Valley Sustainability Network's Solar Energy Forum on Friday, Feb. 8. Daily Herald File Photo

 
 
Posted1/31/2019 1:00 AM

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network will hold a Solar Energy Forum from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Heritage Ballroom at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way.

The Future Energy Jobs Act and its impact on businesses, citizens, and municipalities will be explored. The act is designed to strengthen the Illinois economy by taking important steps toward the state's clean energy future.

 

About 70 percent of the funds from the overall legislation will focus on kick-starting clean energy, causing Illinois to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 50 percent from 2012 levels by 2030.

The act will protect 4,200 jobs and preserve $1.2 billion in economic activity annually in Illinois.

The Future Energy Jobs Act also will invest more than $750 million in programs for low-income communities, through programs like Illinois Solar for All, community solar and job training programs.

Other solar topics planned to be discussed are: community solar, municipal aggregation of solar, and solar group buy programs. The forum will focus on the next steps that you can take to implement these solar approaches if you interested in participating.

Attend the forum to learn more about the Future Energy Jobs Act and solar initiatives in our area.

The Solar Forum is free and open to all. Register for the event at www.foxvalleysustainabilitynetwork.com.

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The Fox Valley Sustainability Network brings together the public and private sectors from around the Fox Valley to cut across boundaries and create healthy, sustainable communities -- and a vibrant Fox Valley. By marrying a strong communications effort with a series of action-oriented events, it provides opportunities to learn together, collaborate on sustainability planning and implementation, seek funding and report progress.

Communities, companies and institutions will benefit from working together. Consider sponsorship opportunities.

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network features a website and social media that connects the members and those interested in creating positive change. They send bimonthly emails that chronicle sustainable efforts, happenings and events in the Fox Valley, and host quarterly forums to learn about issues, solutions and network. The Fox Valley Sustainability Network participate in other events such as Green Fair on the Fox, Earth Day, Farm Illinois, GreenFest in Aurora, Kane County Planning Cooperative, Fox River Ecosystem Partnership, American Society of Landscape Architects, U.S. Green Building Council and American Institute of Architects events

Visit www.facebook.com/foxvalleysustainabilitynetwork/.

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