The SOO Green HVDC Link has attracted questions but no organized opposition at public meetings in Iowa and Illinois.
Nate Kipnis is the national co-chair of the 2030 Commitment to achieve carbon-neutral construction by the end of the decade.
The Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act, backed by utility Ameren, emphasizes utility-scale solar and storage.
The use of power purchase agreements for solar projects had been unclear before state regulators clarified last month.
It is imperative that policies also consider costs, benefits, and the competitiveness of the U.S. and Illinois economy, writes Alex Messina of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.