The Department of Energy is granting funding to Des Plaines and other cities around the US to develop infrastructure for creating the next fuel efficient or alternative fuel vehicles. Continue reading here.
Original Post (6/11/12): As South Korea pursues new energy efficient and smart grid technologies, the government is seeking to invest in international areas to test and study new technologies. The Korea Smart Grid Institute met with Oak Park village officials last week to discuss testing smart grid technologies and sign a letter of intent. Continue reading here.
Update (11/14/12): The village board unanimously approved a project with the Korea Smart Grid Institute that will install some 200 solar panels on buildings and electricity infrastructure to see how the city will save and benefit from the changes.
One of the hundreds of events showcasing alternate fuels and energy sources around the world was held at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights this past Thursday. The events are meant to teach students about alternative energy sources and get them interested in pursuing careers in renewable and energy careers. Continue reading here.
An environmental organization is spreading awareness about making residential homes more energy efficient. Because Elmhurst uses about more natural gas than the county or even the greater Chicagoland averages, concerned citizens and businesses are joining forces to decrease the city’s carbon footprint – starting with its citizens. Continue reading here.
This past Wednesday, more than 150 HVAC professionals met in Hampshire, IL to learn about advancements in geothermal technology and how the emerging technology can be built for individual homes to create green communities. Continue reading here.