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.
A new report calls for reinvestment in Chicago's manufacturing base, the nation's second largest, which could be a windfall for sustainable transit and renewable energy in the metropolitan area — if the region invests in those ideas.
Worldview takes a break for MLK Day. Increasingly, people around the globe are inspired to tune in and turn on to alternative energy sources. They're reaching for the sun, for unexpected bounties on earth and, more often than not, for each other to power the planet.
Argonne National Laboratory has secured nearly $2 million in federal money for hydropower technology research.The lab, located in suburban Chicago, is one of 16 research facilities in 11 states to receive Department of Energy funds for such research.
Earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan called for a society that doesn’t rely on nuclear power. His announcement stunned some of the political establishment, but it seems in line with Japanese public opinion. A recent poll revealed that 70% supported Kan's nuclear strategy.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said something few expected ever to hear from a Japanese leader: He called for the country to become a society that “can do without atomic energy.” Daniel Aldrich, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement