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WBEZ: Push for Solar Power Comes to Chicago’s Southeast Side

Not long ago in a small storefront on Baltimore Avenue near the Indiana border a handful of folks got schooled on solar energy. It was part education, part sales pitch put on by Seth Johnson, policy advocate with the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago. “Right now, we see a lot of fluctuation with

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Post-Tribune: Illinois PIRG report bashes planned Illiana Tollway

A new report by the Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund lists the proposed Illiana Tollway as one of 11 “questionable” projects in the country. The Illinois PIRG report, titled “Highway Boondoggles,” comes shortly before the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning meets Wednesday to vote on its updated Go To 2040 long-range transportation plan,

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Chicago Tribune: Say ‘no’ to the Illiana Expressway (again)

A new privatized toll road proposed primarily to speed freight trucks across the Midwest may instead charge tolls too high to attract trucks, and will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. — From “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future,” by the Illinois PIRG Education Fund Yes, that’s the Illiana

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: FirstEnergy to End Energy Efficiency Programs

ELPC’s Robert Kelter spoke with JohnFunk of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about FirstEnergy’s plan to gut long running and successful energy efficiency programs. This story is reposed from the Cleveland Plain Dealer and can be found at: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/09/energy_efficiency_programs_wil.html Energy efficiency programs will end for FirstEnergy customers By John Funk, The Plain Dealer AKRON, Ohio —

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