Governor Rauner has called state legislators into special session from June 21 to June 30 to address the state’s budget crisis. The Governor has endorsed the Senate Republican budget plan that would sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from clean energy and conservation funds.
We oppose this newly introduced budget!
Low Income Clean Energy Programs Would Be Devastated
Last December legislators, with the Governor’s support, passed the Future Energy Jobs Act intended to spur clean energy development in our state.
A critical piece of this law was the designation of approximately $185 million of rate payer money remaining in the state’s Renewable Energy Resources Fund (RERF) to be used for low income participation via the Illinois Solar for All Program.
Legislators committed that the RERF dollars would be used to ensure that new solar development would occur in economically disadvantaged communities and a training pipeline would be set up to provide solar jobs in these areas. The Senate GOP proposal (SB 2217) would sweep the entire fund for this program.
Incredibly, less than a year after creating the Illinois Solar for All Program, the legislature would take the RERF funds and end the program!
Take action here to tell legislators to pass a budget that protects this fund and ensures that economically disadvantaged communities will have the opportunity to participate in the clean energy economy.
Illinois Solar Energy Association
1281 E Brummel Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
The Governor has called the state legislature back to special session from June 21 to June 30 to discuss a state budget based on proposals that would cut clean energy and conservation funding. IEC opposes this proposal.