Fracking regulations will likely be discussed by Illinois legislators either during a six-day veto session scheduled for Nov. 27-Dec. 6 or a short lame duck session in early January, if not both.
CHICAGO: Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a plan for an electricity surcharge, as part of the city’s bulk-purchasing program, to pay for energy efficiency upgrades. (Chicago Tribune) CLIMATE: The Natural Resources Defense Council unveils a plan to use the Clean Air Act to dramatically reduce emissions from existing power plants, college students want their schools to […]
FRACKING: The oil and gas industry and environmental groups may not agree on much, but they do agree legislation is needed to regulate hydraulic fracturing in Illinois as companies and landowners prepare for a drilling boom. (Midwest Energy News) ALSO: Low natural gas prices slow the pace of drilling in Michigan. (MLive.com) POLITICS: Fossil fuel […]
State legislatures across the region have been considering several proposals related to renewable portfolio standards. With sessions winding down for the year, we decided to check in to see how the policies are faring.
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Renewable energy proponents in the Midwest often point to Germany as a place where solar power can thrive under less-than-ideal conditions. But not all is sunny for the solar industry in Europe.