Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Changes Proposed to Illinois Renewable Energy Law

                    Illinois electric rate payers have deposited $53 million into a fund to finance solar power panel construction in the state, but problems with the renewable energy legislation have left the cash sitting in the bank. Oak Park Senator Don Harmon will introduce a bill in the next session to remove the restriction against disbursement of the money to property owners putting up solar panels unless Ameren or Com Ed is actually purchasing power from the panel owners.

                    Because so many customers have switched away from Com Ed and Ameren to lower cost power providers, the two major utilities are not buying solar power, and solar power development in the state lags far behind other Midwestern low sunshine states with low electric rates.
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