E2’s Midwest Chapter is growing! Founded in the fall of 2013, our chapter has members in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
Our chapter has strongly advocated in support of the Clean Power Plan to Governors’ administrations and the government agencies charged with implementation in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. We have organized events in numerous Midwestern cities including Des Moines, Cincinnati, Kalamazoo, St Louis, and Chicago with more on the way. These events have provided an opportunity for businesses to learn more about state and federal energy policy while networking with others.
In Illinois, E2 has been involved with the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition which is working to reduce energy demand by 20% by 2025 through energy efficiency measures; increase the use of renewables by raising the Renewable Portfolio Standard from the current goal of 25% by 2025 to 35% by 2030; and will pursue market-based strategies to reduce carbon pollution and create jobs.
In March 2016, E2 released Clean Jobs Midwest with Clean Energy Trust and BW Research Partnership. Clean Jobs Midwest shows 569,000 clean energy jobs across the 12-state Midwestern region. The report’s website is searchable by county, congressional district and state legislative district.
E2’s Midwest chapter is currently working with other Midwest state-based coalitions to support policies that encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy.