The Illinois House of Representatives passed a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) yesterday 103-12, requiring the state to buy 2% of its power from renewable energy sources by 2008, 10% by 2015, and setting a goal of 25% by 2025.

"Illinois is playing catch up to the 20 states that have already passed Renewable Energy Standards. We can now hit the ground running and become a national leader in renewable energy production within the next few years." -- Howard A. Learner, Environmental Law & Policy Center, executive director