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.
As a person of faith, your voice makes a difference in advocating for environmental justice and creating a healthier future for all communities. We need you to help us advocate that the dollars in the Renewable Energy Resources Fund be spent on the Solar for All Program
We call for our state legislators to prioritize an Environmental Justice agenda by shaping policy that addresses the adverse and disproportionate impacts of climate change and other energy sector environmental damage upon communities of color and economically-disadvantaged communities.
We call for our state legislators to co-sponsor the Environmental Justice Resolution (HR0234/SR353) and to use RERF dollars for the Illinois Solar for All Program.