As the city of Chicago begins converting more than a quarter-million street lamps to high-efficiency LEDs, the light — and public reaction — hasn’t been as harsh as what was seen in cities that were earlier adopters.
A drone photographer gives us a view of how Chicago looks under its new LED lamps compared to the old inefficient lights.
It’s never been easy to send power across this country, but changing politics, technology and customer expectations have made it even more complicated in recent years.
States could encourage investment in smart-grid apps and software by changing rules that reward spending on capital instead of services.
A building retrofit program in Chicago has expanded from a dozen downtown buildings to 75 across the city. Can it continue scaling up enough to help the city reach its ambitious greenhouse gas goals?