Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio


The Future Energy Jobs Act or FEJA is a year old. A bipartisan chorus of elected officials, union and business leaders are heralding it for making a significant impact in the state economy.

U of I Focuses on Energy With Newly-Formed NextGrid

Sep 27, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be at the forefront of helping develop the next generation of energy. It’s called NextGrid, and the 18-month study begins tomorrow.

Solar Tour Being Held This Weekend

Oct 1, 2015

So-called "clean energy" measures to encourage using solar or wind-generated power and keeping nuclear power plants profitable have stalled in the Illinois General Assembly as the spring session winds down. 

Green technology donning Peoria bus shelters

May 29, 2015

CityLink is installing green technology to help power bus-shelters.  The shelters include new frames, benches and solar panels to provide night-time lighting and boost visibility for bus drivers.  CityLink approved upgrading up to 50 bus shelters with the new solar panels and other upgrades.  Each new shelter cost 65-hundred-dollars

New reports from several Illinois agencies propose ways lawmakers could help keep the state's nuclear plants open.