(20 ILCS 689/5)
Findings and State policy.
The General Assembly recognizes that
agriculture is a vital sector of the Illinois economy and that an important
for the Illinois agricultural sector is renewable fuels production. Renewable
produced from Illinois agricultural products hold great potential for growing
economy, reducing our dependence on foreign oil supplies, and improving the
environment by reducing harmful emissions from vehicles. Illinois is the
producer of ethanol, a clean, renewable fuel with significant environmental
General Assembly finds that reliable supplies of renewable fuels will be
the long term
energy security of the United States.
The General Assembly declares that it is the public policy of the
Illinois to promote and encourage the production and use of renewable fuels as
not only to improve air quality in the State and the nation, but also to grow
agricultural sector of the Illinois economy. To achieve these public
objectives, the General Assembly hereby authorizes the creation and
the Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program within the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93-15, eff. 6-11-03.)