Supporting Local Wind Energy Helps Protect Illinois’ Environment & Supports Local Jobs
CHICAGO, IL, August 2, 2018 --CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, has launched CleanChoice Energy 100% Illinois Wind Plan for Illinois residents and businesses. The new service allows Illinoisans to help protect the state’s clean air and water by directly supporting local wind projects--wind energy helped Illinois avoid more than 11 million metric tons of carbon pollution last year. Interested Illinois residents and businesses can sign up for 100% Illinois wind in less than 5 minutes online.
“We’re excited to be offering 100% local wind for Illinois residents. The state has a growing and vibrant wind industry, and choosing Illinois wind will support local jobs and help reduce pollution,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “CleanChoice Energy makes it easy for Illinoisans to support wind energy without a big upfront investment or a home construction project—instead they can sign up online and promote local wind in just a few minutes.”
Supporting Illinois wind helps lower energy costs, encourages local investment, and supports local jobs. The state’s wind industry employs more than 5,000 workers and has contributed nearly $9 billion in investment. A 2012 Illinois Power Agency (IPA) report found that adding wind power to the electric grid reduced wholesale power prices by $176.8 million while also creating jobs and economic growth.
Consumers want renewable electricity--CleanChoice found that 83% of Illinois residents want the freedom to choose clean energy--but they want it convenient and fast. As one of the first licensed retail energy providers offering only 100 percent renewable energy products to American homes and businesses, CleanChoice Energy has made it as easy as possible for people to choose clean energy as-a-service instead of as a home construction project. CleanChoice 100% Illinois Wind plan pairs the energy homes and businesses use with wind energy through the purchase of renewable energy certificates from Illinois wind farms. The company has served more than 1 billion kilowatts of clean energy to customers in nine states since 2013.
About CleanChoice Energy
CleanChoice Energy is a renewable energy company empowering utility customers to cut emissions and support clean energy. The company provides renewable electricity to customers by supporting regional wind and solar farms and selling that clean power to homes and businesses. CleanChoice Energy is certified with the highest available rating by Green America’s Green Business Networks. For more information or to become a customer, visit CleanChoiceEnergy.com/CleanIL.