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.
A four-month pilot in the city’s West Side is testing whether scooter-sharing could help reduce emissions.
Unlike the first phase, ComEd isn’t legally obligated to use renewables, but the company says it will seriously consider them as it reviews proposals.
The Illinois utility recently installed five off-grid streetlights at two public schools in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.
Questions remain about its grid impact and usefulness, but some say the pilot could be a model for a larger program.