Renewable energy is delivering significant economic benefits to states with supportive policies. Illinois has been a leader in renewable energy policy, attracting over $9 billion in private investment resulting in over 3,700 MW of renewable energy capacity. In addition, Illinois has a strong manufacturing base and Chicago is home to many of the largest renewable energy companies in the country.
This report makes the case for the improvement and continuation of key policies to provide market certainty and continue to motivate capital investment in the state. US PREF estimates that this could result in over $19 billion of investment and economic activity in Illinois.