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  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 20, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) Illinois EPA awards the Village of Schaumburg a $43,278 Municipal Brownfields Redevelopment Grant to conduct environmental assessment activities at a former Murzyn-Anderson facility.  The grant will aid the Village in assessing the extent and impact of contamination left behind after years of ...
  • Visit to the Green Car and Technology Show

    Posted by on September 2, 2011
    I recently spent a few hours with my family at the Green Car and Technology Show at the Naperville Auto Test Track, which was sponsored by Congresswoman Judy Biggert.  The event was designed "to give you a glimpse of the direction we're heading in advanced automotive technology and energy efficiency." Exhibitors at the show included Argonne National Laboratory, Carbon Day Automotive, Chevrole...
  • EPA and NHTSA Publish Supplemental Notice of Intent to Issue New GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards for 2017-2025 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicles

    Posted by on August 15, 2011
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published in the Federal Register a Supplemental Notice of Intent describing a joint proposal that the agencies expect to issue.  This Supplemental Notice of Intent follows a Notice of Intent to Conduct a Joint Rulemaking, about which I wrote a blog post here. (more…)...
  • News Update

    Posted by on June 6, 2011
    There were two interesting news stories that I wanted to pass along: (1) Naperville for Clean Energy and Conservation (NCEC) launched its first Eco-Family Photo Contest through Aug. 1.  More than $50,000 in prizes will be awarded to residents who submit images of their environmentally-conscious efforts.  Click here for the article about the contest; click here for NCEC's website to enter the ...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on January 28, 2011
    Here's a look at what has been making news in the Illinois environmental community: (1) Governor Pat Quinn announces 20-year agreements with wind and solar energy vendors to supply Ameren and ComEd with renewable electricity to provide to consumers throughout the state. (2) The Illinois EPA refers to the Illinois Attorney General’s office an enforcement ...
  • Illinois Legislature Passes Bills To Encourage Solar Energy Use

    Posted by on June 8, 2010
    The Illinois General Assembly recently passed two bills, now awaiting signature by Governor Quinn, that encourage the use of solar energy in Illinois: HB6202 amends the Illinois Power Agency Act to provide annual targets to move towards the 6% solar requirement in the State's renewable portfolio standard, which was signed into law in 2007 and required that utilities in Illinois produce...

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