Text message alerts about high-risk days for petcoke exposure are part of a collaboration between activists on Chicago’s Southeast Side and techies and programmers with Chi Hack Night, a movement that helps citizens use public data and open source software around certain policies or issues.
What makes the energy sector so exciting is the convergence of telecommunications capabilities (like the smart grid) for utilities and traditional customers to produce and market energy.
As Illinois officials seek to cut sulfur dioxide levels in two cities, a utility that touts itself as a clean-energy leader is ironically using the process to seek an exemption for installing pollution controls at one of its coal plants.
The atmosphere at a gathering of energy experts in Chicago this week was ebullient, with speakers describing a groundswell of innovation that promises to revolutionize the way energy is delivered on the grid.
Former Exelon CEO thinks wind, solar and natural gas are the future of the grid, but says his former company's nuclear plants need to be supported and kept online.
Huda Alkaff is among 12 faith leaders around the country being honored by the White House as Champions of Change, who “have demonstrated clear leadership across the United States and around the world
Municipalities saddled with debt from deals with the Prairie State Energy Campus in Illinois may have some options for financial relief, but it won't be easy.
In light of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, people of different faiths explore the role of spirituality in clean energy practice and policy.
“Bittersweet” is how Citizens Action Coalition Executive Director Kerwin Olson described a recent performance report for Energizing Indiana, an energy efficiency program that was canceled during its third year of existence, by state legislation hastily passed in spring 2014.
A new report by Environment America tabulates the "value of solar" based on 11 different analyses by utilities, utility commissions, non-profits and others. It finds that especially when all the benefits are considered, solar is a good deal for everyone involved.