Commentary – Keep the Home Fires Burning

While the Great Ice Storm of ’98 is safely behind us, it has left some lasting memories, and not all of them bad. As Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator Suzanne Elston points out, maybe we could all learn a little something from the Storm of ‘98:

Bright Future for Wind Power

As concern over climate change grows, so does interest in clean energy sources like wind power. Currently, windmills generate less than one percent of America’s electricity. But that’s slowly beginning to change. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Frenkel reports:

Energy Efficiency and Utility Deregulation

States around the nation are beginning to embrace electricity deregulation. Last November, the Illinois’ State Legislature passed its own deregulation bill. But environmentalists complained that it did little to promote clean and efficient energy use. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Steve Frenkel reports on a new proposal to improve Illinois’ deregulation law: