An effort to remove legal barriers to landfill solar projects is gaining support ahead of the 2019 legislative session.
Altgeld Gardens will soon be the site of a city-sponsored green jobs training program and a brownfield solar farm.
A new state incentive offers money to developers that build solar projects on polluted properties instead of forests or farmland.
At a recent mining conference, renewable energy emerged as a possible solution when reclamation funds are insufficient.
Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe presented an economic case for solar power, electric vehicles and moving past coal.