A new interactive map details the 807 solar projects across Illinois that have been waitlisted because of the funding shortfall facing the state’s renewable energy program. Read the full story and check out the map.
Developers are pushing legislators for more community solar and supporting the Path to 100 Act, legislation to expand the Illinois renewable portfolio standard to 40 percent by 2030.Read the full story.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill called the Path to 100, which would significantly increase the state’s renewable energy targets and help avoid an expected “cliff” in solar development.Read the full story.
The Laborers’ International Union of North America Midwest Region (LiUNA) has joined the growing coalition of 60 businesses and organizations advocating passage of the Path to 100 Act. Read the full story.
Acciona Energy is set to build its ninth wind farm in the U.S. The 144.9-megawatt Palmas Altas project, slated for Cameron County, Texas, will produce enough energy to power 43,000 homes.Read the fully story.
Ranger Power plans to build a nearly $100 million solar array in northwestern Perry County. Perry County Board Chairman Jim Epplin said solar energy is the future of the country and Perry County will soon be a part of that future. Watch the full story
In an exclusive interview with energy news outlet Recharge, Acciona's North American CEO Rafael Esteban discussed the company's increasing activity and bullish outlook on the rapidly growing U.S. wind market.Read the full story (subscription required).