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Renewable Energy is our #1 choice of power in Pembroke Township. We reserve the right to have access and generate renewable sources of energy

The world’s attention and resources are increasingly turning towards renewable energy, as we work to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. The renewable energy industry is booming, with the global market expected to reach 1.1 trillion US dollars by 2027. With exciting new projects and approaches emerging across solar, wind, hydro, tidal, geothermal and biomass energy on an increasingly frequent basis, renewables are truly revolutionising how we generate energy. While renewable energy has only recently become a commercially-viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, many renewable technologies are far from new, with some in use since ancient times

"right to choose", but is there really a choice?

renewable energy Facts

R3 Zone

Pembroke is an R3 Zone. Pembroke was able to complete a community-based economic development survey in 2022.  18% of the residents gave their insights about what is needed to restore, reinvest and renew Pembroke.  The aim is for this to be the first in a series of steps to enlist the visions and support of residents in the transformation of our community.

91.8%

91.8% of registered voters voted "yes"  for using renewable energy within their community.

Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act of 2019 (HB1438)

Restore Reinvest Renew came alive with the Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act of 2019 (HB1438). For every sale of cannabinoid products made at legal locations in Illinois, portions of every sale are to go towards the restoration, reinvestment, and renewal of communities hard hit by the war on drugs.  These communities are called R3 zones

The Black Farmer Restoration Act HB3501

Provides that the Department of Agriculture shall establish the Black Farmer Restoration Fund to purchase farmland on the open market and grant it to eligible individuals. Establishes requirements and limitations for the Program. Establishes the Farm Conservation Corps to provide training in an on-field environment for socially disadvantaged residents. Establishes the Equity Commission to study historical and continuing discrimination by the Department against Black farmers and ranchers that is fostered or perpetuated by the laws, rules, policies, or practices of the Department and to recommend actions to end the systematic disparities in treatment of Black farmers and ranchers, particularly by the Department. Provides for the collection and reporting of specified data regarding the Program and related conditions. Defines terms. Effective immediately.

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