Illinois is “leading the charge” for clean technology deployment in the country, according to a new report from Clean Edge, a research and advisory firm dedicated to energy efficient and environmentally friendly industries, policies and applications.
The firm’s inaugural U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index
report, released Tuesday, ranked Illinois’ clean-tech marketplace as
8th in the nation for strong policies that reduce the state’s environmental footprint.
“The clean-tech sector is the critical industry for economic leadership and economic development in the 21st century,” said Clint Wilder, senior editor of Clean Edge and co-author of the report. “If
you want to plan for the future at all, it’s important to establish
leadership and establish your state as one of the clean-tech hubs in the
U.S., and I think Illinois has done a very good job of that.”
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