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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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Omaha Public Radio: Report Finds More than 4000 Iowa Employees Working in Energy Supply Chain

More than 100 companies from across the state of Iowa are working in the wind and solar energy supply chain. That’s according to a report recently released by the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Howard Learner, Executive Director, says Iowa is helping to power the world through renewable energy businesses that build wind machines and

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AP: Environment, business groups tout renewable energy jobs

CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago-based environmental group has released a report on the economic impact of renewable energy in Illinois. Environmental Law & Policy Center officials said Monday that more than 400 Illinois companies are involved in the wind and solar energy markets, representing more than 20,000 jobs in everything from manufacturing to financing to

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