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Around the United States, Storage Looks Open

A long November 17 audio report details one grant from a $350 million Federal batch to develop recycling and reuse of car batteries in a troubled Chicago neighborhood.
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You Needn't Dig For the Metaphor

On March 22, our partners presented the story of a trash collection site now generating solar energy in Urbana, Illinois.
Signing the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in Chicago

Illinois' government made policy while the political sun shines on renewable targets. What happens next? (This image comes from the Chicago Sun-Times.)

Illinois Achieved a Broad Climate Law. How Do Supply and Demand Respond?

This September, on a sunny late summer morning in Chicago, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed a comprehensive piece of environmental legislation called the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). Standing on the shore of Lake Michigan, just outside the world-famous Shedd Aquarium, Pritzker heralded the bill as a major...

Illinois Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.00 / 9
Utilities:
Score 12.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 5.00 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
77 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
33 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
17 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
89%

of people in Illinois support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+3 of the national average)
(est. 8,780,074 of 9,894,937 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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