Ives argued the strengthened wind and solar mandates within the legislation would drive up energy prices and wouldn’t improve the environment. As an example, she pointed to Germany, a country widely hailed as a world leader in renewable energy production.

Comment: We’d like to write about an analysis of how much the renewable energy mandates in this bill will cost consumers but haven’t because there isn’t one. Rauner and the General Assembly passed a bill with unknown costs to consumers.