Gavin Taves, policy director at the Illinois Environmental Council, said the ruling could negatively impact the clean energy market.
“Essentially, this ruling makes it much harder for renewables to competitively be on the capacity market,” Taves said.
The IEC is part of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, which supports the Clean Energy Jobs Act. CEJA proposes that the government-run Illinois Power Agency would procure Illinois’ capacity instead of PJM, according to an ICJC news release.
Lawmakers that are pushing for this bill say it’ll give people more of a say on how facilities are handling pollution in their communities. However,