Advocates see strong potential in Chicago and surrounding areas for property assessed clean energy financing to boost investments.
“We want to showcase that you can invest in a community without gentrifying,” the company’s founder said.
Seven years after the closure of the Crawford coal plant in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, the site is still a lightning rod for neighborhood activism and outrage.
The waste-sorting operation would produce material that could be turned into an energy feedstock by customers.
Despite a glut of interest in solar incentives, Illinois is expected to fall far short of an interim goal next year.