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DNAinfo: Seminars Aim to Bring Solar Power to ‘Normal People’

MCKINLEY PARK — A new citywide effort called Solar Chicagoaims to lower the costs of solar panel installation for homeowners. Representatives of the Solar Chicago group — comprised of agencies including the city, theWorld Wildlife Fund, the California-based nonprofit group Vote Solarand the Environmental Law and Policy Center — will host an informational seminar Sept.

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Midwest Energy News: Advocates say Wisconsin solar fight could spill into other states

A closely watched battle over utility policy in Wisconsin could determine the fate of solar development throughout the region, advocates say. The dispute is over three major rate cases recently filed by We Energies,Madison Gas & Electric andWisconsin Public Service Corporation. The three utilities cover much of the eastern half of the state as well as its largest

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International Business Times: Lake Erie Algae Bloom Crisis Is Putting Pressure On Ohio, Farm States To Tackle Agricultural Pollution Problems

On the shores of Lake Erie, the immediate sense of crisis has passed. Following the toxic algae that bloomed in the lake earlier this month, forcing residents of Toledo, Ohio to rely on bottled water for their drinking supply, authorities now offer assurances that the tap water is safe. But a gnawing fear remains in communities along the lake.

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Associated Press: NRG to close Illinois coal plant in clean-air move

CHICAGO — NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday its plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a power facility in Joliet to natural gas, a move the company said would reduce carbon dioxide emissions but also eliminate 250 jobs during the next two years. Environmental groups called it an important step toward

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