On Sept. 12, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment at the University of Illinois held its annual iSEE Congress at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. The conference focused on how to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy to meet future energy needs. Here are six takeaways.
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Less than 10 years ago, Lafayette, Ind. was just another stretch of flat farmland used to grow corn and soybeans. But since 2008, boosted by federal and local tax incentives, wind turbines like these have become an increasingly prominent part of the northern Indiana landscape.
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism's Bill Lueders explores why some Wisconsin state lawmakers want to make it harder to sue power companies over electrical problems that cause damage to farmers.
An investigation by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and Connectas into the ethanol industry's lobbying has found that over the last five years the industry -its companies and associations- has spent around $150 million between 2008 and 2012 - up $10 million a year than in previous years.