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(20 ILCS 3501/850-15)
Purposes; Climate Bank.
In its role as the Climate Bank for the State, the Authority shall consider the following purposes:
(1) the distribution of the benefits of clean
energy in an equitable manner, including by evaluating benefits to eligible communities and equity investment eligible persons;
(2) making clean energy accessible to all,
especially eligible persons, through financing opportunities and grants for minority-owned businesses, as defined in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act, and for low-income communities, eligible communities, environmental justice communities, and the businesses that serve these communities; and
(3) accelerating the investment of private capital
into clean energy projects in a manner reflective of the geographic, racial, ethnic, gender, and income-level diversity of the State.
(Source: P.A. 102-662, eff. 9-15-21.)