Illinois is at the forefront of America’s clean energy economy, with ambitious plans to continue its pursuit of leading in affordable renewable energy. The state’s renewable energy resources are robust and diverse including wind, solar, biodiesel, anaerobic digestion, organic waste biomass, hydropower, landfill gas, and other sources of environmentally preferable energy.
In December of 2016, Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act which takes important steps to strengthen the state’s clean energy future and preserve competitive rates. The act substantially expands the state’s energy efficiency programs to ensure stable, predictable funding for renewable development, and positions Illinois as a leader in zero-carbon electricity.
Illinois offers businesses a robust, competitive electric supply market with over 50 certified suppliers which has yielded more than $50B in electricity cost savings since 1998. Illinois’ renewable energy market is vibrant and businesses can be served by 100% renewable energy sources if they choose. The Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard target states that energy providers’ portfolio mix should include25% renewable energy-sources by 2025. Illinois energy providers’ portfolio target is currently set at 14.5% which increases every June.