The next important step for Illinois is passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will create more clean energy jobs, enhance equity and achieve more reductions in climate and air pollution.
The legislation now before the Senate would significantly increase penalties for trespassing at “critical infrastructure.”
Under the concept, utilities would shift from power providers to platforms facilitating transactions among customers.
Advocates say previous clean energy legislation offered too little, too late to close the solar industry’s diversity gap.
The state’s largest utility says it will need energy storage to help it manage a surge of intermittent resources.