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The demand for renewable resources increases as consumers become more green conscious. Their demand is creating pressure on utility companies to join the green movement by replacing conventional means of energy with clean energy resources such as solar and wind.
The government is helping to perpetuate the green movement by offering various incentives to consumers. For …Read More

Wind farms now supply 5 percent of the electricity utilized by residents and small businesses in Chicago, Illinois. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, since the new aggregation program, those in Chicago are serving as an environmentally conscious model for other communities in Illinois.
Hundreds of cities and towns in have adopted aggregation, which allows them …Read More

Last month, the City of Evanston, Illinois chose Verde Energy, a leading retail electricity provider in the US and Canada, for its ongoing city-wide electricity aggregation program.
Evanston received bids from several retail electricity providers but chose Verde because of its low electricity rates and because it offered 100% renewable energy to the city. Starting in …Read More

Several low-income housing buildings in Chicago could soon be running on renewable electricity.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Tuesday, March 6, that the state has sealed a deal that could add thousands of jobs while boosting its access to renewable electricit

Illinois to see more solar from ComEd - Monday, January 23, 2012

After slow development in the state’s solar market, some northern Illinois residents could finally be drawing renewable electricity directly from the sun.

While electricity deregulation has been a prominent policy of many states for more than a decade, some areas have adopted the idea only recently and residents are still learning how to make best use of it.

The Illinois Solar Energy Association hopes to dispel some of the concerns about solar electricity with its Fifth Annual Illinois Solar Tour on Saturday, October 1.

A proposed wind farm in Vermilion County, Illinois, recently received approval to begin construction from the County Board by a vote of 21-1, the Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette reports.