Support the Environmental Justice Resolution and Protect RERF Funds
The Future Energy Jobs Law designates funding from the Renewable Energy Resources Fund (RERF) to enact the Illinois Solar for All Program (not tax dollars).
The Renewable Energy Resources Fund (RERF) was set up initially to invest in new renewable development and funded by alternative retail electric suppliers. Over the past several years, over $200 million was collected but only $30 million has been used for new renewable projects because of broken policy.
RERF funds are at risk for being “swept” away by the legislature for other purposes. These funds present an incredible opportunity to jumpstart renewable energy development for economically-challenged communities through the Illinois Solar for All Program, and should be used as they were intended for new renewable energy development.
You can make a difference! Please ask your elected officials to co-sponsor the Environmental Justice Resolution (HR0234/SR353) which advocates that RERF dollars be used for the Illinois Solar for All Program.