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 former industrial communities seek to rebuild their economies around clean energy, two cities in the Midwest provide examples with starkly different outcomes.
Wind and solar energy support about 30,000 jobs at about a thousand companies in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, according to a recent series of reports.
Entrepreneur and policy expert Dr. Holmes Hummel says cleantech can thrive in the U.S., but it still faces formidable obstacles.
The Midwest, with its world-renowned Universities and research labs, has all the right intellectual capital to kick-start an energy tech revolution.
The hundreds of people employed in Wisconsin’s solar industry, and the thousands of people still looking for jobs in Wisconsin, have much to gain from policies designed to grow the clean energy sector.
Almost 100,000 Illinois workers are employed in clean energy jobs, more than the state’s real estate and accounting sectors combined, according to a new survey.
The Midwest has the potential for a thriving clean energy industry, but only if policy-makers can create coherent policies at the state and federal level, clean-energy experts say.
Officials from airports, airlines and other industry groups gathered in Chicago last week to discuss progress and challenges in reducing carbon dioxide and increasing sustainability.
Faced with flat electricity demand, cheap natural gas, and an expiring federal tax credit, the wind industry could use a superhero right about now. Could an imaginative kid with a cape and a helicopter helmet help?