As clean energy job growth outpaces conventional energy sectors like coal in Illinois, new opportunities are being created in both rural and urban areas of the state.
As demand grows for skilled workers in the clean energy economy, a recent event in Chicago provides a glimpse of what that future workforce might look like.
As former industrial communities seek to rebuild their economies around clean energy, two cities in the Midwest provide examples with starkly different outcomes.
Illinois environmentalists testified before the Environmental Protection Agency this week, urging officials not to roll back an Obama-era regulation limiting discharge into waterways from steam powered electric plants.
Earlier this month, a New York Times article declared that prospects for the U.S. rooftop solar market were dimming rapidly. But there is more to the story.
Advocates say an Indiana utility’s plan to delay the installation of new wastewater pollution controls at its largest coal plant is among the first clear effects of President Trump’s aggressive rollback of environmental regulations.
The route ahead for one of Indiana’s largest coal plants is clouded by a lawsuit over a lease and costly pollution control upgrades, but environmental advocates say the destination should be clear: retirement, and soon.
A growing alliance of industry groups, environmentalists and government agencies are increasingly convinced that habitat restoration in rights-of-way corridors — including for electric transmission lines — could be key to propping up the region’s decimated pollinator population.
The Midwest has become a great example of bipartisan cooperation in clean energy and energy efficiency policy.
Commentary: As Trump threatens historic climate protections, Midwest Republican governors embrace clean energy economy
Any day now, President Trump is expected to issue an executive order attacking key climate and air standards, including the Clean Power Plan — America’s first-ever nationwide standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. But the new administration does not reflect all Republicans’ attitudes toward the environment and cleaner power — far from it.