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Illinois Bill Pledges More Clean Energy Jobs, Boost to Economy, and Cleaner Air

February 21, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Illinois and Clean Energy Jobs

Illinois is two-for-two on clean energy wins. Illinois legislators introduced a bill to spur significant new growth in the clean energy industry, creating an estimated 32,000 jobs annually across Illinois once proposed clean energy standards are fully implemented.[read more]

Report Lays Out Five Ways the U.S. Can Cut Emissions While Boosting the Economy

October 15, 2014 by Christina Nunez

Cutting the United States' greenhouse gas emissions that stoke climate change could save billions in energy costs and boost revenue for the natural gas industry, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute, a research organization that advocates for environmental sustainability.[read more]

Cleaner Air Gave Americans a $4,300 Pay Raise

July 2, 2014 by Gernot Wagner

The Clean Air Act of 1970 brings benefits that consistently trump costs to the tune of thirty to one: $30 in benefits for every dollar spent on protecting the air we breathe. This past decade alone, benefits for the average major clean air rule trumped costs to the tune of 10 to one.[read more]