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Title: Illinois Energy Transition Committee (ETC) Moving Illinois

Illinois Energy Transition Committee(ETC)
Moving Illinois Beyond Fossil Fuels
  • Introductions
  • National Framework
  • Illinois Energy Landscape
  • Overview of Illinois Structure
  • Illinois Campaigns
  • Committee Details
  • What you can do
  • Next steps

The Advisory Team
  • Jack Darin- Illinois Sierra Club Director
  • Will Reynolds- Illinois Chapter Chair
  • Becki Clayborn- Organizing Representative
  • Sarah Gulezian-Clean Energy Advocate
  • Tony Fuller-Chicago Group Energy Chair
  • Joyce Blumenshine-Conservation Committee Chair
  • Lonnie Morris-Cool Cities Chair
  • Erica Harris- Apprentice

Waiting is Not an Option
  • Scientist Jim Hansen says we need to remain at
    350 ppm CO2 to have a stable global climate we
    have surpassed that limit.
  • Clean energy is the best chance at addressing
    this problem.
  • Clean Energy also prevents dirty air.

  • Our political system is failing us in many ways.
  • Our best chance of protecting our communities and
    our environment is by demanding action from
    politicians - county by county, city by city,
    state by state.
  • IL is positioned to lead this movement.

The Problem- Dirty Fossil Fuels
  • Burning coal and oil causes respiratory issues
    and poor air quality
  • Burning fossil fuels causes climate change
  • Extracting fossil fuels devastates communities

The Solution
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Offshore and onshore
  • Geothermal
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation

National Sierra Club Campaigns
Fighting Dirty
Promoting Clean
  • Tar Sands
  • Beyond Oil
  • Beyond Coal
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
  • Clean Energy
  • Green Jobs

Illinois Energy Landscape
  • Illinois has one of the strongest renewable
    energy standards in the U.S. (25 by 2025)
  • Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (reduce
    demand by 2 by 2015)
  • Illinois has 249,882MW of wind potential and
    better sun than Japan and Germany the worlds
    solar market leaders
  • High potential for Green Jobs-manufacturing
  • Historic reliance on coal
  • At one point 17 new coal fired power plants were
    proposed in Illinois, only 2 moved forward
  • Currently 4 coal gasification plants are being
    proposed in Illinois

Sierra Club Campaigns in IL
State Campaigns Renewable Energy Policies Energy
Efficiency Policies Electric Vehicle
infrastructure Stop Coal Gasification
Bills Promote Clean Energy Bills Offshore wind
taskforce Department Natural Resources Mining
reform Outings
National Campaigns U.S. EPA rule makings Clean
Air Act Defense Lobby Congress Outings
Coal Campaigns Crawford/Fisk-Chicago Chicago
Clean Power Ordinance Taylorville Coal
Gasification Proposal Leucadia Coal Gasification
Proposal Power Holdings Coal Gasification
Proposal Campus Coal Plants Coal Mine Challenges
Local Campaigns Municipal Energy Efficiency
programs Citizens Utility Board energy saver
program Offshore wind-municipal project Cool
Cities Outings
Lonnie Morris
  • Local solutions that fit each community
  • 55 Illinois Cool Cities
  • Green Power Community
  • Aurora, IL first green power community
  • Hundreds of volunteers are involved across the

Tony Fuller
  • Chicago coal plants
  • 2 of oldest plants in the nation
  • More people live near these plants than any coal
    plant in the U.S.
  • Last large city w/ coal plant
  • Pivotal in National movement
  • Ordinance
  • Clean up or retire coal plants
  • OVER 250 SC members involved
  • OVER 500 people city-wide involved

Sierra Club Structure
Energy Transition CommitteeCreating a structure
to build a movement and create effective
Plug In
JOIN Group energy committee
HOST Movie Nights
CONTACT state representatives
WRITE Letters to the Editor
SUPPORT Local Projects
Possible ActionsBecki
Dear Governor Quinn Illinois has a great
track record of setting strong renewable and
energy efficiency standards for the state which
has created thousands of jobs. We, the
undersigned, are here to support your efforts in
transitioning Illinois away from dirty fossil
fuels to an even cleaner renewable energy future
that will create jobs while protecting our
Our Next Call
  • Presentation on Taylorville Energy Center
  • Date September 27th
  • Time 730 p.m.
  • All committee calls will take place at 730pm on
    the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
  • 2nd Tuesdays Committee meeting
  • 4th Tuesdays Webinar/Educational Opportunity