Money meant for wind, solar power loses steam as customers shift from utility giants

By law, 25 percent of Illinois’ electricity must come from wind, solar and other renewable resources by 2025.

But as more municipalities elect to buy power from suppliers other than Commonwealth Edison Co. and Ameren Illinois, developers of renewable energy are losing confidence that their projects will be funded long term. Some have already given up on Illinois.

That’s because the customer base that was expected to help pay for renewable energy development through electric bills is shrinking… Read more

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