At a hearing in Chicago last week, activists called on the EPA to use a little-known provision of the Clean Power Plan to advance environmental justice.
A Chicago office building is making strides on efficiency, in part because of a unique dynamic display that gives occupants real-time information on energy use.
Clean energy startups took home $1 million in prize money and planted the seeds for further investment on Tuesday at the annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge in Chicago.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has been among the star performers in the city’s energy benchmarking program, an initiative launched in 2013 that marked notable progress in 2015.
While smart meters, energy usage shifts and different pricing plans can potentially help save vast amounts of energy and money, many people don’t feel that they can benefit from or participate in these initiatives.
An unsuspecting person might think they had stumbled into a motivational speech, a New Age gathering or a corporate team-building seminar these days when the popular topic “the utility of the future” is being discussed.
Erik Birkerts, the new CEO of the Clean Energy Trust, explains how the organization advances the clean energy economy and how the Midwest can play a leadership role.
Local protesters told Midwest Energy News they decided to risk arrest in their battle to ban petcoke because they are frustrated with city officials’ approach to the problem.
Two organizations that helped shut down Chicago’s last coal plants are taking a closer look at particulate emissions from trucks.
There will be one million more smart thermostats in the Chicago area in five years if a new public-private program launched today meets its goals.