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  • CHICAGO -- Commonwealth Edison plans to begin construction next year of a 60-mile high-voltage transmission line in northern Illinois, including DuPage and Kane counties. 
  • CICERO -- Broadwind Energy announced $11 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. 
  • WEST CHICAGO - Textile recycling company USAgain recently awarded the Chicago Sky WNBA team its annual Green-T Awards. 
  • OAK BROOK - Hub Group, a provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, was honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. 
  • Supporting tenants’ electric vehicle needs
    Increasingly, consumers are making the commitment to move away from gasoline fueled vehicles to those that use electric power. In 2013, the sales in the US of vehicles that are powered 100 percent by electricity increased by more than 225 percent to over 46,000 vehicles. 
  • Fuel your business with strategic energy management
    Energy is a cost of doing business.  And while most executives know how much it costs to make their product or sell their service, from raw materials and assembly to monthly rent and marketing, often they do not know how much energy it takes to make all of the other costs of doing business happen. Even when an executive has this information, he or she may not use it to its full advantage. 
  • Simplifying the EV charging equation
    The statistics are compelling and the pressures are mounting. It’s almost a foregone conclusion that at some point in the future most commercial, retail and residential facilities will add Electric Vehicle “EV” Charging capabilities. 
  • SKOKIE — LanzaTech, a company recycling greenhouse gas emissions for low carbon fuel and chemical production, announced it was named to the 2014 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group. 
  •  Conservation Foundation names new board member
    NAPERVILLE -- The Conservation Foundation welcomes its newest board member, Lois Vitt Sale, chief sustainability officer at Wight & Company, Darien.
     
  • ELMHURST — Elmhurst College’s work in sustainability, both on campus and in the classroom, will be recognized in October by the state of Illinois and also by the country’s leading association promoting sustainability among colleges and universities. 
  • HERSCHER -- EDF Renewable Energy started construction on an Illinois wind farm project they say should start producing electricity early next year.

     
  •  NAPERVILLE, --  The Illinois Solar Tour, a free self-guided, statewide open house that demonstrates how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, and geothermal to become energy independent, will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. 
  • CHICAGO  — A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has been fined $50,000 for violating an order to stop handling coke and coal products, city officials said.

     
  • CHICAGO - Advocates for nuclear power and renewable energy told Illinois regulators  that those energy sources should play important roles in helping the state meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming. 
  • SPTINGFIELD --The Illinois Commerce Commission  approved a $46.2 million Commonwealth Edison settlement over lawsuits with the state that could mean refunds of about $8 for customers on their November electric bills, the Illinois attorney general's office said.

     
 
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