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Howard Learner on the State of Solar in the Midwest

ELPC’s President and Executive Director, Howard Learner, joined SEIA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Abigail Ross Hopper, November 14 at the Solar Power Midwest conference to discuss key trends facing the solar industry in the Midwest. There was a discussion on the state of distributed and utility-scale solar since the passage of critical energy legislation

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Energywire: Board Shuts Down Vistra Effort to Fast-Track Coal Plant Ruling

Board shuts down Vistra effort to fast-track coal plant ruling November 5, 2018 By Jeffrey Tomich The Illinois Pollution Control Board denied a request by Vistra Energy Corp. to expedite new rules that would let the company run its dirtier and more profitable coal plants in the state more frequently. In an order last week, the

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Inside Climate News: Can Illinois Handle a 2000% Jump in Solar Capacity? We’re About to Find Out

Can Illinois handle a 2000% jump in solar capacity? We’re about to find out October 30, 2018 By Dan Gearino Illinois is about to learn what it takes to manage a nearly 20-fold increase in solar power. A new state law requires utilities to dramatically increase their purchases of renewable energy, with a goal of

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Energy News Network: Illinois Pollution Board Proposes New Emissions Rules in Dynegy Coal Saga

Illinois pollution board proposes new emissions rules in Dynegy coal saga By Kari Lydersen The Illinois Pollution Control Board is taking public comments on an amended emissions rule for Dynegy’s coal plants in the state. Last year, the pollution control board had put forth rules written by the Illinois EPA with much input — even line

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