Just last week, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released the details of the Clean Energy Jobs Act at seven press conferences across the state. The legislation aims to move Illinois towards 100% clean energy, dramatically expand energy efficiency programs, decarbonize the power sector and increase electric vehicle penetration.
Join us on March 18th to learn how the Clean Energy Jobs Act will bring new jobs, investment and renewable energy development to our state. Then find out what you can do to support this exciting legislation.
Senator Cristina Castro, 22nd District, Illinois State Senate
Andrew Barbeau, President, The Accelerate Group
Moderated by Micaela Preskill, E2 Midwest Advocate
If you have questions, please contact Micaela Preskill at email@example.com
About the Speakers:
State Senator Cristina Castro is Chief Co-sponsor of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. She has served in the Illinois State Senate since January 2017. Castro represents the 22nd district, which includes parts of Cook and Kane County Northwest of Chicago. Castro has a marketing and communications management background and has held positions in both the public and private sector. Her career in elected public service career began in 2008 when she was elected to the Kane County Board.
Andrew Barbeau is president of The Accelerate Group, a Chicago-based company working to accelerate civic transformation. Through The Accelerate Group, Mr. Barbeau has helped companies, governments, and not-for-profits working to advance clean tech, innovation, education, health, good government and economic development projects at a local and global scale. He previously served as managing director and co-founder of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation. He also co-founded the Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster, a collaborative effort by more than 200 entities to make Chicago a global hub for smart grid economic and technology development.