Press Release

ELPC Statement on Extension of Renewable Energy Credits

Contact: David Jakubiak

Congress Passes Five-Year Extension of Solar and Wind Credits
Illinois Must Take Advantage by Modernizing Renewable Energy Standard

Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

CHICAGO – Howard A. Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, issued the following statement in response to Congress’ approval of extensions for the ITC for solar and the PTC for wind:

“Congress’ five year extension of the investment tax credit for solar power and the production tax credit for wind energy set the stage for advancing renewable energy across the Midwest. If Illinois doesn’t modernize its renewable energy standard, those investments in clean energy will go to other states.”