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Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025

April 5, 2018

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewables in the state.

It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons of state renewable energy procurement targets.

State energy procurer, the Illinois Power Agency, detailed a plan to acquire 25 percent of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2025, a requirement under the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act. To meet that goal, the plan outlines the procurement of 666 megawatts of community and distributedsolar The text also lays out procurements for the states utilities and discusses the implementation of its Solar for All Program, which is designed to make solar more accessible to low-income communities.

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