100% Renewable Energy Updates

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

We Have the Power

It is time for America to move beyond fossil fuels. Coal, oil and gas are responsible for a rapidly warming planet, for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year from air pollution, and for untold environmental damage. A shift to emission-free energy from the wind, sun and other renewable sources can solve many of America’s most pressing environmental and public health challenges.

News Release | Environment Illinois Research and Education Center

New report: Illinois and nation are on the verge of a renewable future

Both Illinois and the nation have the capacity to build an energy system around clean, renewable resources, according to a new report released on Thursday by Environment Illinois Research & Education Center. The study, We Have the Power: Reaching America's potential for clean, renewable energy, comes as an energy bill to continue funding Illinois’ renewable energy programs is expected to pass the Illinois legislature in the coming weeks.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise 2020

Over the last decade, America has seen explosive growth among key technologies it will take to repower the country with clean, renewable energy.

News Release | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

New report shows Illinois leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

Illinois ranks 2nd in the nation for growth in battery storage since 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment Illinois Research & Policy Center. The project, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Illinois now has 132.7 MW of utility-scale battery storage capacity, second only to California. Illinois also ranked in the top 10 in regards to wind energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.

Report | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

News Release | Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center

Report: Ten Years of Progress Positions Illinois to Take Renewable Energy to the Next Level

Since 2007, Illinois has seen a 2407% increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and a 1599% increase in wind power production according to a new report released today by Environment Illinois Research and Policy Center. Illinois ranked fourth in the nation for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs and second in increases to energy storage capacity, critical elements to catalyze the clean energy revolution in Illinois.