Illinois Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy portfolio standard: Public Act 095-0481 and Public Act 096-0159

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Energy efficiency: Public Act 095-0481

The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act: 30 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 105/5.826 and 62 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 245.100 to 245.1200

Disclosure: 62 IAC 245.700 to 245.730

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)

Illinois Power Agency (IPA)

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 and energy efficiency requirements.

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 (ICC) and the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) assist with the development and implementation of the renewable energy portfolio standard and energy efficiency standard. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Illinois ...


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