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Crain’s Chicago Business: Mark Kirk in damage control amid surprise battle with greens

Overshadowed by the hoopla over the inauguration of Gov. Bruce Rauner—and perhaps partially caused by it—U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is in damage control mode after opening a big breach with the state’s politically influential environmental community. A host of green groups expressed shock, disappointment and more after the Illinois Republican in an interview appeared to

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E&E: In Wis., renewable energy advocates reluctantly take on underdog role

MADISON, Wis. — Speakers at an all-day conference on energy policy in Wisconsin evoked two images of the state’s renewables sector. And neither is encouraging for clean energy advocates. The first was “Rudy,” the inspiring 1993 film about a student’s quest to make the University of Notre Dame’s storied football program as a walk-on. The

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Midwest Energy News: Chicago council committee moves to limit petcoke transport

The battle over storage of petcoke in Chicago continued Tuesday with the City Council’s zoning committee passing an ordinance that would order the city planning and development commissioner to set limits by the end of March on how much petcoke can be moved through KCBX Terminals’ facility on the Southeast Side. Alderman John Pope, who represents

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Chicago Tribune: Plug-in vehicles outpacing hybrids in market acceptance

A long time ago, in an auto world far far away, two vehicles got plugged into the automotive marketplace. It is December 2010, and the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle joins the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in a front that would forever change the automotive landscape, ushering in a new era of car consciousness known as

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