Waukegan Town Hall Focuses on Economic Importance of Future Energy Jobs Act for Lake County Residents

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Karen Long and Katia Colin
Updated 6/15/2017 9:53 AM

WAUKEGAN, ILL. (June 14, 2017)--Policy leaders participating in the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Town Hall, to be held June 17 in downtown Waukegan, will discuss how the recently enacted Future Energy Jobs Act can bolster clean energy development and jobs in communities like Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion.

Featured speakers include Jon Carson, managing partner of Trajectory Solar (Highland Park); Mark LaCour of Blue Raven Solar (Chicago); Harry Ohde, assistant training director of IBEW 134/NECA Technical Institute (Alsip); Brian Urbaszewski, director of environmental health programs for the Respiratory Health Association (Chicago); Juliana Pino, policy director for Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (Chicago); and Christine Nannicelli, Illinois Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club (Chicago).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The new state law will invest $750 million in programs to incentivize wind and solar development, provide training for new energy jobs, and help low-income customers, seniors and disabled veterans afford their utility bills, according to the Citizens Utility Board.

Event Summary

What: The Future Energy Jobs Act Town Hall

Where: North Shore Church of Christ, 326 Julian St., Waukegan, IL, 60085

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..

The Future Energy Jobs Act Town Hall is presented by State Rep. Rita Mayfield, Clean Power Lake County, Faith in Place, and North Shore Church of Christ.

About Clean Power Lake County

Clean Power Lake County is a grassroots campaign supported by community, faith, health, and environmental groups who are dedicated to building a healthy, clean energy future in Lake County, Illinois--based on clean air, clean water, clean energy, and a revitalized lakefront in Waukegan.

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