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Illinois Governor Releases Comprehensive Energy Plan (May 9, 2011)

posted May 18, 2011, 1:56 PM by James Hodina
Illinois governor Pat Quinn released a comprehensive energy strategy designed to help achieve a state legal requirement to generate 25 percent of electricity from 
renewable sources by 2025 and that “creates a path  for approval of clean coal projects, which will help us responsibly harness our significant coal reserves.”  The 
strategy calls for changes to the Illinois Public Utilities Act to ensure that investments in the electricity system benefit consumers and clarifications to other 
laws to “encourage more energy efficiency, distributed generation, electric vehicles and renewable energy.”  The plan also expresses support for several bills 
introduced by Illinois legislators, including a bill that would require the Illinois. Power Agency to procure energy efficiency as well as power, strengthen Illinois’ 
net metering policy to promote distributed generation and add distributed generation to the renewable portfolio standard.  [For further information:]