Fixing the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard
The Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) - a policy that requires electricity retailers to provide a minimum percentage or quantity of their electricity supplies from renewable energy sources - is broken.
Consequently the Illinois Power Authority does not plan on procuring any renewable energy until 2018.
The RPS needs to be fixed so the distributed generation and the solar carve outs can be implemented to grow solar development in Illinois. This directly affects the Illinois Solar Renewable Energy Certificate market.
Take the below action steps to ensure that the Illinois RPS functions as originally intended. Let your representatives know that you support SB103. These steps are listed in order of impact on your legislator.
Schedule an in-person meeting with your legislators either in district or Springfield.
Let us know if you would like ISEA to assist you with scheduling a meeting or attend with you.
Contact your legislators and let them know that you support the RPS fix.
1. Mail or email this customizable letterto your legislators.
2. Sign the joint ISEA RPS Fix action letter. A copy of this letter will go to your legislators.
The future of Illinois renewable energy and the benefits it brings to the state depends on your participation in the process. ISEA works to make it easy for you to raise your voice to ensure our clean energy future!
Learn on how you can be part of the solution.
View the presentation on the ISEA Facebook page.
For information surrounding who is currently serving you in the U.S. Congress and Illinois State Legislature, please call the State Board of Elections Springfield office at 217/782-4141