Yet another Illinois energy bill seeks to avoid ‘cliff’ in renewable development

Energy News Network: Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would significantly increase the state’s renewable energy targets and increase funding for renewable energy.

The Path to 100 bill, as it is known, would increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard to almost 40 percent renewables by 2030, up from 25 percent by 2025. It’s meant to encourage the development of utility-scale solar and wind energy and avoid an expected “cliff” in solar development; funds are expected to run out this year in light of a glut of projects seeking incentives that were created by the 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act.

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