Matthiessen State Park

Illinois

ELPC plays a critical role advancing environmental solutions in Illinois, based out of our headquarters in Chicago. From elected officials to the courts to the state’s key commissions, boards, and agencies, we know Illinois’ leaders and we know how to get things done. ELPC is accelerating renewable energy, retiring polluting coal plants, improving transportation, safeguarding clean water and air, and protecting wild places like the Savanna Sand Prairie and the Shawnee National Forest.

Illinois is the economic capital of the Midwest, as a hub of business, media, and transportation. With the region’s largest population center in Chicago, Illinois is also the highest energy user in the Midwest, but today our electricity is increasingly renewable. ELPC policy advocates have helped Illinois become the nation’s sixth leading state for wind power, with over 5,000 megawatts of installed capacity.

Current Projects

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Clean Energy

Thinking Beyond Wires

Clean Energy

Transforming the Electricity Grid

Wild & Natural Places

Protecting the Driftless Area

Clean Water

Protecting the Great Lakes

Clean Energy

Accelerating Shift to Renewable Energy

Clean Energy

Growing Local Renewable Energy Resources

Related Resources

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Report

Beyond Wires: Using Advanced Transmission Technologies to Accelerate the Transition to Clean Energy

Factsheet

Driftless Area Landscape Conservation Initiative

Report

Air Quality Monitoring Report Hyde Park

Report

High-Risk Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Report

Important Victory

Stopping Route 53 Boondoggle In Lake County

The Lake County, Illinois board decided to stop pursuing a massive highway extension that would have been a boondoggle for developers, destroyed sensitive wetlands, and contributed to air pollution.

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