25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.



With vast biomass resources and good wind-energy development potential, this heartland state is sure to play a leading role in renewable energy production, and is already a leader in ethanol production.

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Illinois Alliance Resources
Other Resources

2011 Report on Illinois Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)


Governor: Pat Quinn 00283illinois.jpgCourtesy of DOE/NREL

Sen. Durbin
Sen. Kirk 
Rep. Lipinski
Rep. Shakowsky 
Former Rep. Hare
Rep. Shimkus
Rep. T. Johnson



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Wind resources at all levels

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Illinois 25x'25 Alliance Resources

 Gov. Quinn Signs 25x'25 Endorsement
Gov. Pat Quinn Signs 25x'25 Endorsement while former IL Congressman and 25x'25 SC Member, Tom Ewing looks on.

      Governor Pat Quinn Endorses 25x'25

      Signed 25x'25 Resolution – Gov. Pat Quinn 

Illinois General Assembly Passes Resolution in Support of 25x'25

      Sign the Illinois 25x'25 Resolution on behalf of your organization

      25x'25 in Illinois
      Illinois 25x'25 Alliance Power Point
      Illinois Alliance Formation Press Release

25x'25 Illinois Renewable Energy Alliance Announcement -University of Illinois

Illinois 25x'25 Alliance Events 

On November 18, 2011, the Illinois 25x’25 State Alliance, in cooperation with the 25x’25 National Steering Committee, hosted the Illinois 25x’25 Renewable Energy Forum. This event brought together over 60 agricultural stakeholders, government leaders, industry executives, and renewable energy advocates to discuss university research initiatives, distributive generation challenges and opportunities, and economic impacts of renewable energy development. There were also discussions to identify initiatives that can be undertaken to scale up the deployment of agriculture, forestry and other clean energy solutions that can drive economic recovery. The program was held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the French Room of the Drake Hotel located at in Downtown Chicago.

In addition analyzing issues at the local level, speakers looked at the impact of changes to existing energy policy. Many of the core programs that the agriculture, forestry, biofuels, and clean energy sectors have benefitted from are being defunded or totally eliminated. There appears to be little to no funding to support Farm Bill Energy Title programs going forward; our federal tax incentives are expiring; and the national Renewable Fuels Standard is under attack and is vulnerable. These actions adversely impact broader U.S. objectives—job creation, economic revitalization, energy security, improved environment—and it is critical that future energy policy works to achieve solutions to these challenges.

To access the speakers’ presentations, please follow the links contained in the Forum Program below.

pdf Illinois 25x'25 Renewable Energy Forum Program

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State Partnerships and Activities


Alternative Energy Resources

Incentives and Policy
Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org


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