Clean Energy Businesses Are Essential for Illinois


When the Future Energy Jobs Act was signed in December 2016, we knew Illinois would benefit from growth in the clean energy economy. Now, we have a map of just how much activity there is.

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)—a partner of NRDC—just released an interactive map  pinpointing renewable energy and energy efficiency sites, clean energy businesses and electric vehicle charging stations. The map shows where the state’s clean energy sector is most active and robust.

The interactive map shows:

  • Clean energy businesses: Locations of over 1,000 energy efficiency and solar, wind and geothermal installers.
  • Renewable energy sites and electric vehicle infrastructure: Existing and proposed utility-scale wind, solar and hydroelectric generation facilities larger than 1 MW as well as schools with solar energy generation and public EV fueling stations.
  • Income per capita and legislative and congressional district boundaries, demonstrating that clean energy touches every corner of the state.

We anticipate the map will get even busier as Illinois experiences more growth in the clean energy.

Check out the map below:

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