The site along Windsor Road on the University of Illinois Urbana campus, where a solar farm is under construction.
(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)
September 08, 2015

20-Acre Solar Farm Under Construction At U Of I

The newest crop at the U of I South Farms will not be fruits or vegetables, but electricity. A solar farm is expected to begin supplying some of the electricty used on the Urbana campus by Thanksgiving.


A flow chart laying out the goals of the Smart Energy Design Assistance Program.
(Smart Energy Design Assistance Center)
July 04, 2015

Budget Stalemate Extends To U of I Energy Research

The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center is one of a few areas funded differently on the U of I campus - with money passing through a state agency.   It shut its doors Tuesday, laying off 50 people.


A view of one of the control consoles at the training center of Exelon’s Clinton nuclear power station in DeWitt County. Exelon officials say their training center includes a mockup of the nuclear plant’s master control center that duplic
(Photo: Jim Meadows)
June 05, 2015

Legislative Nuclear Power Deal Still In The Dark

Exelon still has hopes for the legislation, once lawmakers are done dealing with the state budget. And whether or not it passes could have in impact on the price of electricity in Illinois, and the fate of its three nuclear plants in Clinton, Byron and Quad Cities, which are losing money.


Exelon's Clinton nuclear power station.
(Wikimedia Commons)
May 26, 2015

Legislation To Help Exelon’s Nuclear Power Plants To Be Delayed: House Energy Comm. Chair

Legislation to help Exelon with the Clinton nuclear power plant and two others it says are losing money, apparently will not be passed during the Illinois General Assembly's spring session. House Energy Committee Chair Linda Chapa LaVia says she wants to combine the legislation with two other energy-related bills, which would take more time.


Sign that Champaign Unit 4 placed at its Interstate Drive site, before two failed referendums last spring and fall.
(Jim Meadows/WILL)
May 12, 2015

Unit 4 Property To Be Used To Raise Soybeans

Champaign's Unit 4 Schools has leased land that was to be used for a new Central High School for growing crops for at least part of next year.


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