Win a New Tesla and Help ISEA Spread the Word About Solar Energy

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023 14:00:15 +0000

Want to zip down the highway in a brand new Tesla? Want to help spread the word about solar and the transition to clean energy at the same time? It’s time to go without the gas and enter the Illinois Solar Education Association’s Tesla Model Y Raffle! ISEA has held a Tesla raffle for the […]

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Stellantis Laying Off Workers, Scapegoating Electric Vehicles — Come On, Stellantis

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 23:07:45 +0000

It’s no secret that the world has seen some economic troubles as a result of COVID-19 hitting, countless people getting horribly sick and dying, economies shutting down, trillions of dollars being unloaded from governments in order to keep people in lockdown alive and sane, supply chains being broken, economies trying to slowly re-open and get […]

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Blue Bird Teams Up with Highland Electric Fleets to Provide 12 Electric School Buses to Illinois School District

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 17:30:49 +0000

The Hardin County Community Unit School District #1 (CUSD #1) in Illinois is preparing to upgrade some of its buses to clean Blue Bird electric school buses. The newly upgraded school buses are a result of Blue Bird Corporation and Highland Electric Fleets teaming up to offer electrified buses to school districts like Hardin County. […]

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Some Chicago Area Teens Will Learn To Drive With An EV, Thanks To Grants From ComEd

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 02:00:31 +0000

It’s kind of fun to think about how future kids might not know anything about gas-powered cars. When they become the norm, and kids didn’t ride in them growing up, didn’t learn to drive on gas, and didn’t generally know that world at all, things for them might be the opposite than they are for […]

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Illinois Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Approved In Misguided Decision

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 21:30:17 +0000

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline expansion in the Prairie State today. The approval comes after a court decision vacating the previous approval, because the prior approval did not demonstrate how the expansion benefited Illinoisians and the ICC failed to consider the troubling record of […]

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Two Illinois Gas Power Plants Acquired by Public Benefit Corporation Earthrise Energy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 13:28:09 +0000

Two Eastern Generation natural gas power plants in northeastern Illinois have been acquired by Earthrise Energy, an emerging independent power producer and “public benefit corporation” that has now amassed a 1.7-GW natural gas fleet in Illinois. Earthrise on Sept. 6 said it acquired the 328-MW Crete and 656-MW Lincoln Generating Facility from Eastern Generation, which […]

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Record Numbers of Solar Panels Were Shipped in the United States During 2021

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:41:56 +0000

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules (solar panels) rose to a record electricity-generating capacity of 28.8 million peak kilowatts (kW) in 2021, from 21.8 million peak kW in 2020, based on data from our Annual Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report. Continued demand for U.S. solar capacity drove this increase in solar panel shipments in 2021. U.S. […]

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$4,000 EV Rebate Available in Illinois for Another Month

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2022 00:12:46 +0000

If you’re in Illinois and thinking about getting an electric car, you better get on it fast. A $4,000 purchase rebate for electric vehicles is available right now, but the application period ends on September 30, 2022. Note that this $4,000 rebate is for buying either a new or used electric vehicle (not including motorcycles), […]

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3 Barriers to Large-Scale Energy Storage Deployment

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:07:02 +0000

Tesla Megapack battery storageIn just one year — from 2020 to 2021 — utility-scale battery storage capacity in the United States tripled, jumping from 1.4 to 4.6 gigawatts (GW), according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Small-scale battery storage has experienced major growth, too. From 2018 to 2019, US capacity increased from 234 to 402 megawatts (MW), […]

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