Geothermal advocates argue the heating and cooling systems are a good option for homes and businesses in urban and suburban areas.
The Illinois Commerce Commission issued a notice of inquiry Monday seeking stakeholder input on how electric vehicles affect grid resiliency and energy efficiency in the state.
Jim Tinjum, a University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professor, covered about 2,000 kilometers of the Upper Midwest to raise money awareness for solar energy projects.
More than a dozen companies have started or significantly expanded solar operations in Illinois after passage of a law requiring the state to develop about 3,000 MW of solar by 2030.
The Midwest bucked a national trend last year, adding 3,900 renewable energy jobs thanks in part to the impact of Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act.