FEJA least of Illinois coal industry’s worries, experts and advocates say

The Future Energy Jobs Act of 2016 set ambitious clean-energy goals lauded by clean energy advocates, developers, labor unions and community groups alike. As coal and clean energy sources have been pitted against each other in the national debate, the state’s aggressive pivot to renewable energy will leave the state’s fruitful coal industry, for the most part, unaffected.

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Una llamada por ayuda y la verdad: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz visits Chicago

Seven months ago, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, leaving the island in a state of humanitarian crisis. But for San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and many others, it’s as if the hurricane happened yesterday. The mayor gave the keynote address at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s “Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria and the Crisis of Colonialism” symposium on Friday, April 20.

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Community solar for sustainability in Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria wiped out power to most of Puerto Rico, it showed the rest of the world what many on the island already knew. Puerto Rico’s energy system, run by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) government utility, was seriously outdated, unreliable and extremely vulnerable to the kind of extreme weather that frequently hits the island. Puerto Ricans knew they needed something different.

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Arecibo Community Cautiously Optimistic After Energy Answers Withdraws Incinerator Proposal from Control Board’s Critical Projects Process

Sharing homemade green banana tamales at their campsite on the side of a busy highway February 11, a dozen Puerto Ricans celebrated a decision by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló the day before to pull his support for a long-fought trash incinerator proposal in Arecibo, a rural beachfront town 40 miles west of San Juan.

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