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Crain’s Chicago Business: Cleansing microbeads are everywhere — including our lake and river

A tiny product is causing big environmental concerns in the Great Lakes. Plastic exfoliating microbeads—pinhead-sized spheres suspended in hundreds of facial scrubs, toothpastes and shaving creams—are silting fresh-water lakes, biologists say. And there’s some evidence that they’re flowing into the Chicago River. Though they’re deemed safe for health and beauty products, microbeads can be an environmental

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Bloomberg: The Coal Plant an Illinois Town Couldn’t Give Away

The Coal Plant an Illinois Town Couldn’t Give Away By Mark Drajem How much is an old coal power plant worth? With natural gas production booming and environmental rules looming, in Illinois the answer is clear: It can be hard to even give one away. For evidence, look to the E.D. Edwards power plant, built

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Energy Wire: Efficiency Drops Midwest demand

Efficiency gets credit for milestone drop in Midwest demand Posted on 02/19/2014 by EnergyWire ©2014 E&E Publishing, LLC Republished with permission By Jeffrey Tomich Clean energy advocates are pointing to recent reports on electricity use in the Midwest as clear evidence that state efficiency programs and technological advances are paying dividends in the region and fundamentally altering the landscape for utilities,

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Chicago Tribune: Smart Meter, Now What?

The Chicago Tribune looked at how a push by ELPC to include smart grid programs in ComEd’s energy efficiency plan could be a huge win for consumers. What to Do Once You Have a Smart Meter By Julie Wernau The hangtag on your door says ComEd installed a “smart meter” on your home. Now what?

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