Gasoline vs. jobs?

A new report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center says raising fuel economy standards could create thousands of jobs in Illinois.

A wind turbine rises over a Minnesota cornfield. Ethanol, and to a lesser extent wind power, have helped bring new income streams to farmers. (Photo by Sebastian Celis via Creative Commons)

Renewable energy boom fuels rising farmland prices

Midwest farmers – and the land on which they rely – have prospered in recent years, even as the U.S. endured a financial crisis and economic recession. And for better or worse, agriculture has built its good health on the fortunes of energy.Photo by Sebastian Celis via Creative Commons