ComEd’s $1.4 Billion Energy Efficiency Program Will Extend Rebates for Business Customers

ComEd’s $1.4 Billion Energy Efficiency Program Will Extend Rebates for Business Customers

ComEd recently announced the start of a new program in Illinois that will provide $350 million in funding for energy efficiency each year for the next four years. The program, created through the state’s Future of Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), is expected to almost double … Read more…

Archer Daniels Midland Starts Operations on Second Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Archer Daniels Midland Starts Operations on Second Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Global food processor Archer Daniels Midland, headquartered in Chicago, announced on April 7 that the $200 million Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project – a partnership to safely and permanently store more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide annually – has begun operations by injecting CO2 into a large saline reservoir.

Princeton, Illinois, to Raise Rates and Recruit a Citizens Electric Utility Advisory Committee

The Princeton, Illinois, City Council vote unanimously on September 19 to form a five-member Citizens Electric Utility Advisory Committee that would help run the municipality’s electricity department.

Naperville Sets Electric Rates Through 2018

Following a three-year amnesty on electricity rates – with increases limited to 2 percent annually through 2015 – residents and businesses in Naperville, Illinois, will have to dig deeper to pay their bills, effective February 1. City Council members voted on January 5 to boost … Read more…

Naperville Not Too ‘Smart’ to Need a Rate Hike

When Naperville, Illinois, started its smart grid initiative in 2012, the city’s five-year plan was to invest in and implement distribution automation, smart meters, and demand-side programs; while at the same time keeping overall electric rates flat for the next two years, and then limiting subsequent … Read more…

British Gas to Create ‘1,000 Green Jobs’ for Unemployed Youth

British Gas to Create ‘1,000 Green Jobs’ for Unemployed Youth

British Gas has announced plans for 1,000 skilled jobs over the next three years, all of which will be filled by unemployed young people.

The Transform program, a partnership between British Gas, Global Action Plan and Accenture, supported by Jobcentre Plus, will give free sustainability training to 1,400, 17- to 25-year-olds not currently in education, employment or training.

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