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Course: Clean Energy and Jobs: What Everyone Needs to Know - Focus on Illinois and CEJA

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  1. Part 1: Understanding Why We Can and Must Transition to Clean Energy and Jobs Now
    Transition to Clean Energy and Jobs: A Vision of the Future - 10 points for each topic completed
    5 Topics
  2. The Problems We Have Now and Why It’s Time to Stop Using Fossil Fuels for Electricity and Transportation - 10 points for each topic completed
    8 Topics
  3. Part 2: Causing the Change We Want to See
    Creative Solutions for the Clean Energy Transition - 10 points for each topic completed
    3 Topics
  4. Issues That Intersect with the Clean Energy Transition that Need to Be Addressed - 10 points for each topic completed
    4 Topics
  5. Part 3: A Toolkit for a Clean Recovery 2021: Clean Energy and Jobs - Focus on Illinois and CEJA
    Introduction to Clean Energy and Jobs Toolkit - Focus on Illinois and CEJA - 10 points for each topic
    8 Topics
  6. Part 4: Assignments - 50 points for each assignment students complete that is approved by instructor
    Assignment 1: Participate in Course Discussion Forum
  7. Assignment 2: Do a Group Effort
  8. Assignment 3: Take Target Actions
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INFO SHEET: An Example of Comprehensive Energy Policy: The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) in Illinois

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The Clean Energy Jobs Act creates a complete ecosystem to build and maintain an equitable, clean, reliable energy future for Illinois, and to take care of workers losing their coal jobs. It’s the only legislation that has been put together by a partnership of organizations (the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition) and with input from individuals in communities across the state. It provides many opportunities with overall positive benefits for climate, economy and humanity. Please visit each link below to read more about the details on the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition website. Additionally, an informative video by Illinois citizen Jean Korte can be viewed at this link.

Good for the climate, as in reducing CO2 emissions and switching away from fossil fuels:

Carbon-free Power

Renewable Energy

Electric Transportation

 

Good for the economy, as in lowering costs for consumers and businesses and creating jobs:

Capacity Market Reform

Energy Efficiency

Utility Accountability

 

Good for humanity, as in ensuring benefits for people and communities across the state:

Equitable Workforce Development

Energy Access and Solar for All

Support Fossil Fuel Workers and Communities

What can you do?

Get the latest CEJA news, contact legislators, participate in grassroots activism, learn about town halls and other events; visit the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition website at www.ilcleanjobs.orgTake courses on energy and climate, join in an online community and find local groups, take clean energy target actions and earn points; visit the CLEANetwork website at www.CLEANetwork.com