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  1. Article number 1 - Governor Quinn Signs Law Promoting the Purchase of Solar-Produced Electricity in Illinois
  2. Article number 2 - Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Support Illinois' Farmers' Markets
  3. Article number 3 - Governor Quinn Issues a Statement on U.S. EPA Carbon Emission Rules
  4. Article number 4 - Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Joins Autobarn of Evanston, Center for Neighborhood Technology to Boost EV Charging Stations
  5. Article number 5 - "Drive Electric Illinois" Showcases State Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
  •  Governor Quinn Signs Law Promoting the Purchase of Solar-Produced Electricity in Illinois

    Chicago - Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to promote the purchase of solar-produced electricity in Illinois. The law requires a special existing fund be used to purchase solar power and emphasizes development of distributed solar generation, such as the installation of solar panels on the residential rooftops.

    “These last days of June are some of the longest of the year, the perfect time to talk about getting more of our electricity from solar,” Governor Quinn said. “Thousands of residents will soon get cheaper, cleaner energy, and we will create good paying jobs for working families in the process. It’s this sort of innovation that has made Illinois a national leader in clean energy production.”

  •  Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Support Illinois' Farmers' Markets

    Chicago -Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation that will create uniform, statewide standards to regulate farmers' markets and help increase protections for consumers who shop locally. The action is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to protect and improve the health of the people of Illinois.

    “This new law will encourage people across Illinois to get out and buy local,” Governor Quinn said. “Farmers’ markets offer uniquely local goods and we need to ensure they are safe for all Illinois shoppers. Establishing statewide standards for farmers’ markets will help vendors and consumers know what to expect no matter where they sell or buy produce in the state.”

  •  Governor Quinn Issues a Statement on U.S. EPA Carbon Emission Rules

    Chicago - Governor Pat Quinn issued the following statement regarding the recently released U.S. EPA carbon emission rules: “I commend President Obama for confronting this critical issue. Illinois has seen the devastating impacts of severe weather first-hand with 11 natural disasters over the past five years. Moving toward a cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy system will bring significant benefits to our communities and our state."

  •  Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl Joins Autobarn of Evanston, Center for Neighborhood Technology to Boost EV Charging Stations

    Evanston - Autobarn of Evanston announced it will sponsor nine Chargepoint EV charging stations for one year in conjunction with the Center for Neighborhood Technology. The stations are located in Chicago’s Rogers Park and Bronzeville neighborhoods, Oak Park and Evanston. “The City is very proud that the Autobarn of Evanston is leading this partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Governor Pat Quinn,” said Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. “Our community members and business owners continue to exemplify their dedication to keeping the city sustainable which makes the quality of life in Evanston noticeably different from other cities across the U.S."

  •  "Drive Electric Illinois" Showcases State Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

    The American Lung Association -- along with partners at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Chicago Area Clean Cities -- recently unveiled DriveElectricIllinois.org. This one-stop electric vehicle resource features information on charging station locations as well as state and federal incentives for electric vehicles.

    Visit driveelectricillinois.org for more information.

"The public policy of the State and the duty of each person is to provide and maintain a healthful environment for the benefit of this and future generations."

- Illinois Constitution, Article XI

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