Howard’s blog

ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner is an experienced attorney and the founder of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. He is responsible for ELPC’s overall strategic leadership, policy direction and financial platform. Howard’s blog includes his analysis of recent developments in clean energy, clean air, clean water, clean transportation and natural resources, as well as notes about ELPC organizational news.

Plug-In Hybrids – Smart Strategies for the Chicago Area’s Environment

This article by ELPC Executive Director Howard Learner appeared in the “Green Issue” of the New York Times’ Chicago Life Magazine. Many of us are excited by the new plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) coming into the market later this year.  They’re cool, high-tech and use less gasoline from countries that don’t like us very much and

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ELPC Commends EPA on Endangerment Finding

“We commend US EPA Administrator Jackson and the Obama Administration for today’s endangerment finding. Sound science makes it clear that greenhouse gas pollution is endangering our public health. “We now call for the EPA to implement strong and fair standards that will reduce global warming pollution if Congress does not step up with legislation.  Implementing

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Please Support ELPC this Holiday Season!

Dear ELPC Friends and Supporters, This has been both a remarkable and challenging year for our nation’s economy, for our planet, and for the Environmental Law & Policy Center’s work to protect our environment, preserve the Midwest’s natural heritage and grow the green economy.  High-speed rail development is moving from vision to reality, transforming our

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Solar is Coming: Price Shifts, Market Changes, And Policy Opportunities to Grow the Green Economy in the Midwest

By: Howard A. Learner Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center The confluence of multiple economic and policy factors creates a huge strategic opportunity to advance solar power installations in the Midwest.  This window of opportunity will likely be open for about two years while solar photovoltaic (PV) module prices are very low due to

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