By Craig Duff, a Chicago-based video journalist whose work has appeared on The New York Times, NBC News and MSNBC.
This video explores how evolving grid technology, as well as new and existing state policies, have contributed to clean energy job growth in Illinois.
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- New Illinois law encourages ComEd to champion community solar: Under a new tariff structure, consumers could subscribe to community solar projects and get credit on their bills equal to their share of the project, PV Magazine
- Lakeville school board debating solar garden plan that could save millions. Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Lakeville is the latest Twin Cities school district to consider using solar power to save money. School board members are debating whether to join a nearby solar garden that could save the district $3 million to $10 million on electricity over the next 25 years.
- On hard-to-use brownfields, property owners see a new option shining down on them, Star Tribune. Solar arrays can make productive use of land where buildings aren’t allowed.
- Largest U.S. Bank to Rely 100% on Renewable Energy, Environment News Service. JPMorgan Chase has announced it will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across 5,500 properties, covering 75 million square feet. JPMorgan Chase also is making a commitment to facilitate US$200 billion in clean financing by 2025, the largest commitment to date by a global financial institution.
- American Electric Power to install 900,000 ‘smart’ meters in central Ohio communities starting Monday, Columbus Dispatch
- New Facebook Data Center a Boost to Tech-Ready Ohio, Top Tech News
- Home Depot transforming store rooftops into ‘mini solar farms’ (Video), Atlanta Business Journal
- DHL, Ford unveil jointly made electric delivery van, LaCrosse Tribune
- MISO to Conduct Long-Term Renewable Integration Study, RTO Insider
- The Road to 100: Grand Rapids’ journey to be Michigan’s first all-renewable-powered city, Rapid Growth Media