Recent information confirms that Chicago’s electricity aggregation deal swapped coal and nuclear sources for (mostly) natural gas. Is it any clearer, though, whether the change is better for the environment?
Neighborhood and environmental activists are celebrating as Chicago’s last two coal-fired electricity plants enter a three-month decommissioning phase. But the closings are leaving dozens of Midwest Generation workers without a job.
In Lebanon, most people have learned to cope with unreliable electricity. But a long term solution to Lebanon’s power problem may lie offshore.Recently, neighboring Israel discovered an enormous natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Lebanon.