Illinois Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy portfolio standard: Public Act 095-0481

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The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act: 30 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 105/5.826

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Illinois state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard.

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," is regulated under the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act, which prohibits unpermitted high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations in the state and imposes chemical disclosure, public participation, closure, monitoring, and other operational requirements on hydraulic fracturing operators. For more information on the fracking process and federal regulation, see the national section ENERGY.

Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Commerce Commission assists with the development and implementation of the renewable energy portfolio standard. The DNR and the IEPA work together to enforce the state regulations for hydraulic fracturing.

State Requirements


Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

Public Act 095-0481

Each utility must utilize renewable energy resources to make up at least the following percentages of its total electric sales:

  • By June 1, 2008: 2 percent
  • By June 1, 2009: 4 ...

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