Posts tagged ‘energy’

Developing Illinois’ Alternative Energy Sources

by , posted on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 12:55 pm

from IllinoisCHannel TV

From Rural LaSalle County — we go on a tour looking at new solar and wind energy projects being developed in Illinois. We’ll hear about the costs, and how much these projects are contributing to the state’s electric generating capacity. We begin with an overview of the use of wind energy in Illinois, as described by Kevin Borgia, Director of the Illinois Wind Energy Coalition.


Why Congress Needs to Renew Clean Energy Subsidies

by , posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

from the Center for American Progress

President Obama is slated to visit TPI Composites on Thursday, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, where he will urge Congress to extend two key renewable energy tax credits — the Production Tax Credit for wind and a clean energy manufacturing credit.

Wind energy provides thousands of jobs in Iowa, like this one of a turbine maintenance worker in Franklin County. The Center for American Progress traveled to Iowa to talk to experts and officials about how uncertain federal policy is hurting the wind industry.

See also: “Wind Energy Provides Stable Middle-Class Jobs in America’s Heartland: Congressional Inaction on Key Tax Credit Threatens to Undermine the Industry,” by Andrew Satter,, December 20, 2011


David Holmgren: The Reverse of Globalization

by , posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

from The Nation and On The Earth Productions

“In this video from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, ecologist David Holmgren traces the path of permaculture from its roots in the 1970s to its potential, in the future, to reshape how humans interact with the planet. He explains how its premise—working with nature rather than against it—will help us adapt to and survive in a resource-scarce world.”


Food for Thought: Naomi Klein on The Paradox of Crisis

by , posted on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 4:56 pm