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Crain’s Chicago Business: ComEd adds heat to already-boiling Illinois energy politics

As energy politics heat up in Illinois, Commonwealth Edison is throwing some more logs on the fire. The utility is backing legislation being introduced today in Springfield that effectively is a response to the clean-jobs bill backed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a coalition of environmental, consumer and labor groups, along with renewable power

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Utility Drive Op-Ed: A view from Wisconsin on fixed charges and utility-solar troubles

The following is an opinion piece written by Tyler Huebner and Brad Klein. Huebner is the executive director of RENEW Wisconsin, a renewable advocacy organization in the state. Klein is a senior attorney at the Environmental Law & Policy Center, an environmental advocacy organization in the Midwest. Last fall, we participated first-hand in three Wisconsin

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Public News Service: Wind, Solar Companies Finding Success in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Clean energy companies are finding a home in Illinois. A new report from the Environmental Law and Policy Center says more than 20,000 Illinoisans work in wind power and solar energy markets. Center Executive Director Howard Learner predicts continued investments in renewable energy development will mean even more new business and increased

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Report: WI Renewable Energy Presents Economic Opportunity

MADISON, Wis. – Solar- and wind-energy companies account for a lot of jobs and economic activity in Wisconsin, according to a new report that says the state has huge growth potential in renewable energy. Renewables are a big part of the state’s economy, said Andy Olsen, senior policy adviser at the Environmental Law and Policy

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