With vast biomass resources and good wind-energy development potential, this heartland state is sure to play a leading role in renewable energy production, and is already a leader in ethanol production.
2011 Report on Illinois Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
|Governor:||Pat Quinn||Courtesy of DOE/NREL|
Wind resources at all levels
Gov. Pat Quinn Signs 25x'25 Endorsement while former IL Congressman and 25x'25 SC Member, Tom Ewing looks on.
Illinois 25x'25 Alliance Events
On November 18, 2011, the Illinois 25x’25 State Alliance, in cooperation with the 25x’25 National Steering Committee, hosted the Illinois 25x’25 Renewable Energy Forum. This event brought together over 60 agricultural stakeholders, government leaders, industry executives, and renewable energy advocates to discuss university research initiatives, distributive generation challenges and opportunities, and economic impacts of renewable energy development. There were also discussions to identify initiatives that can be undertaken to scale up the deployment of agriculture, forestry and other clean energy solutions that can drive economic recovery. The program was held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the French Room of the Drake Hotel located at in Downtown Chicago.
In addition analyzing issues at the local level, speakers looked at the impact of changes to existing energy policy. Many of the core programs that the agriculture, forestry, biofuels, and clean energy sectors have benefitted from are being defunded or totally eliminated. There appears to be little to no funding to support Farm Bill Energy Title programs going forward; our federal tax incentives are expiring; and the national Renewable Fuels Standard is under attack and is vulnerable. These actions adversely impact broader U.S. objectives—job creation, economic revitalization, energy security, improved environment—and it is critical that future energy policy works to achieve solutions to these challenges.
To access the speakers’ presentations, please follow the links contained in the Forum Program below.
Where to Find Biofuels Pumps
E85 pumps in IL:
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Install Solar Power:
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State Partnerships and Activities
Alternative Energy Resources
Incentives and Policy
Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org