Energy http://peoriapublicradio.org en Labor, environmental groups talk clean energy in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/labor-environmental-groups-talk-clean-energy-peoria <div>Area labor and environmental groups both see the need to grow sustainable energy markets in Illinois. &nbsp;The question seems to be the best way to make the transition. &nbsp;Both groups met in Peoria Wednesday during a meeting hosted by State Senator Dave Koehler and Representative Jehan Gordon. &nbsp;Koehler says it’s positive to have both groups talk about ways to keep or grow new jobs during the transition to wind, solar and other forms of clean energy:</div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:45:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21892 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Labor, environmental groups talk clean energy in Peoria ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/icc-gets-26-million-towards-sustainability-center-project <div>The state is giving Illinois Central College more than two-and-a-half-million-dollars to build a new Sustainability Center at its East Peoria campus. The funding is part of the state’s ‘Illinois Jobs Now’ program. The new 24,000 square-foot facility will include space for renewable energy, architecture and H-VAC programs. Illinois Central College President John Erwin says area residents can also benefit from the new facility:</div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:36:08 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ICC gets $2.6 million towards Sustainability Center project Illinois Ethanol Plant Celebrates Anniversary http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-ethanol-plant-host-open-house <p>Millions of bushels of corn from northwestern Illinois have been turned into billions of dollars, thanks to an ethanol plant near Annawan in Henry County. Patriot Renewable Fuels will celebrate its 5 year anniversary with an open house and tours Thursday and Friday.&nbsp;IPR's Herb Trix reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:40:30 +0000 Daryl Scott 10753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Ethanol Plant Celebrates Anniversary Region could form natural-gas buying group http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/region-could-form-natural-gas-buying-group <p></p><div>The same consultant that helped establish a regional power-purchasing program for electricity is gauging interest in a similar program for natural gas. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Charles de Casteja is the Managing Partner of Good Energy. He says the company is working with the Illinois Commerce Commission to put a referendum on next year’s spring ballot for a new gas-purchasing program:</div><div> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:17:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2362 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Region could form natural-gas buying group