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New report shows Illinois leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

Illinois ranks 2nd in the nation for growth in battery storage since 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment Illinois Research & Policy Center. The project, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Illinois now has 132.7 MW of utility-scale battery storage capacity, second only to California. Illinois also ranked in the top 10 in regards to wind energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.

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The buzz about coffee and bees | Malia Libby

Traditional techniques in sustainable farming can play a role in protecting pollinators from overwhelming declines

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Report | Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

100 percent renewable energy for Illinois

It's time to transform the way we produce and consume energy. In this fact sheet, we explore what 100 percent renewable energy means, how we can get there, and why its key for a cleaner, healthier future.

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Our decades-long campaign to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not over | Steve Blackledge

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Keeping it wild | Alex Ferraro

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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