A Curious Citizen says she wants to make responsible decisions about where her electicity comes from, and she has hard questions about natural gas, fracking and where Chicago gets its energy. We start our search for answers.
As conventioneers pack up their model turbines and fly home from the 2013 Windpower exhibition at McCormick Place, they have the wind at their backs. That’s because the nation’s largest convention center announced this week it would purchase renewable energy certificates to offset 100 percent of its energy use with wind power.
Chicago's electricity deal booted coal, a big deal to be sure, but it isn't bullish on wind and solar. Some analysts think the deal could do more to promote renewable energy and provide economic benefits in the process.