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Midwest Energy News: Report says Michigan could expand solar without raising rates

While a Michigan utility says cost concerns are preventing it from expanding its solar program, a draft report from state regulators says it could do so without noticeably affecting electric rates. On June 10, Michigan Public Service Commission staff released the first draft of a report from the commission’s Solar Working Group that offered scenarios in which the

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NW Indiana Times – Wildlife Concerns Delay Illiana Expressway

Final federal approval for the Illiana Expressway has been delayed by concerns about endangered species and habitat that may be affected by construction of the 47-mile bistate expressway. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has raised concerns about how the expressway would affect endangered or threatened species like the sheepnose mussel and the long-eared bat,

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Greg Hinz: New numbers make case against the Illiana

The Quinn administration and much of the state’s power structure had a great time a few months ago bashing critics of the proposed Illiana Expressway, a tollway that would run from Interstate 55 in Illinois to Interstate 65 in Indiana. Those critics are wrong in their charge that the road will turn out to be

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Howard Learner Op-Ed SunTimes – Scorecard For a Greener Chicago

BY Howard A. Learner April 22, 2014 Given that Tuesday was Earth Day, let’s assess how Chicago has progressed on becoming a “green city” and Illinois as a “green state” while recognizing some key challenges moving forward. Environmental progress is being achieved together with job creation and economic development. The old myth about jobs versus

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