A gas pump display in Jacksonville, Florida.
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November 04, 2015

Gasoline Prices Go Up & Down But Mainly Down: Analyst

Gasoline prices in Champaign-Urbana have gone up and down in recent days, briefly dropping below $2 a gallon for the first time in months. But an analyst with the gas price tracking website GasBuddy.com says he expects prices to be lower, on the whole, going into winter.


The Clinton nuclear power station.
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October 29, 2015

Exelon Defers Decision To Close Clinton Plant For One Year

Exelon is putting off a decision for a year on whether to close a nuclear plant in Clinton. The company has already delayed decisions about the future of reactors in Quad Cities and Byron. It still wants Illinois lawmakers to approve a monthly surcharge on electric bills to reward generators who produce carbon-free power.


In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. Illinois lawmakers are considering clean-energy legislation backed by Exelon Corp. to keep three unprofitable nuclear plants afloat.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
September 11, 2015

Exelon: Auctions Didn’t Help Future Of Clinton Plant

A company spokesman said a 'capacity auction' in Clinton's territory did help reduce financial losses, but is still at risk of closing.  But a group opposed to a legislative solution believes an auction next spring should be enough to help the plant.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits a University of Illinois-owned farm in Urbana on Thursday.
Darell Hoemann/CU Citizen Access
September 10, 2015

Top Ag Official Announces $100 Million In Ethanol Infrastructure Funding

More ethanol fuel blends could soon be for sale at gas stations in Illinois after a multi-million dollar federal investment in the industry’s infrastructure. The U.S. department of Agriculture is giving the state $12 million dollars to expand access to ethanol in Illinois. 


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.


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