Illinois Climate Change Advisory Group
In 2006 Governor Blagojevich announced a new global warming initiative that
will build on Illinois’ role as a national leader in protecting the environment
and public health. The announcement marked the beginning of a long-term strategy
by the state to combat global climate change, and builds on the steps the state
has already taken to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as enhancing
the use of wind power, biofuels and energy efficiency.
Order 2006-11 signed by the Governor Blagojevich creates the Illinois
Climate Change Advisory Group, which will consider a full range of policies
and strategies to reduce GHG emissions in Illinois and make recommendations
to the Governor. The Advisory Group has broad representation including
business leaders, labor unions, the energy and agricultural industries,
scientists, and environmental groups from throughout the state. The Governor
named Doug Scott, Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency,
as Chair of the Advisory Group.