Some critics worry the change would create conflicts of interest as the agency promotes and regulates projects.
House Bill 1635 would have boosted the state’s renewable mandate to 30 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.
The agreement with Consumers Energy follows a complaint about a nonprofit group linked to the utility.
Amid some disagreement, a draft of the Illinois NextGrid report is open for public comment online until January 10.
We must keep pushing for bold public policies that ensure the path to 100 percent clean energy isn’t completely dependent on boardroom decisions.