From extreme winter cold in the early months of 2021 to record-breaking warmth that heated fall nights, the year included events emblematic of the state’s changing climate, and some surprising swings that served as a reminder of Midwest weather variability.
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The mandate in 2021 energy legislation requires utilities to increase the amount of in-state renewable energy they purchase. It makes no sense to geographically restrict where utilities purchase energy from.
Three big natural gas plants would wipe out climate gains from recent shutdowns of coal-fired plants in Illinois
Two weeks after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law billed as the nation’s most aggressive mandate for clean energy, the Chicago Democrat’s administration tentatively approved a major new source of heat-trapping pollution.
Hundreds of miles south of Chicago, decomposing algae in the Gulf of Mexico makes life so perilous for fish they swim away—or die.
It’s understandable if people are feeling dour during this unseasonably warm December when, once again, the U.S. Congress has failed to pass major climate legislation.
Illinois — a major feeder to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone — falls behind federal goal to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen flowing into its waterways
Hundreds of miles south of Chicago, decomposing algae in the Gulf of Mexico makes life so perilous for fish they swim away — or die.
On Monday, Dec. 13, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved by a vote of 4-1 a $57,609,000 formula rate hike for Ameren Illinois. The delivery increase is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2022.
Here’s how a formidable clean energy coalition helped pass the most equitable climate legislation in the country—and developed a blueprint for other states to follow.
Pritzker’s energy policy promises 40% renewable power by 2030. But Illinois has fallen short of earlier targets.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker hailed the energy policy overhaul he signed last month as a “giant leap forward” in addressing Illinois’ contributions to climate change, a sentiment echoed by many environmental advocates and other supporters.
Farmers across the U.S. are struggling to keep their livestock cool enough amid rising temperatures and dangerous heat caused by climate change. As Illinois Public Media’s Dana Cronin reports, livestock producers are searching for ways to keep their animals safe.