Category Archives: Joliet

JJC’s Quest for a More Sustainable Future

by Rebecca Strocchio for SUST 210 Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first community college, has developed a concern for sustainability in the past several years.  The college has worked to become more energy efficient with LEED certified buildings.  Every year its Sustainability … Continue reading

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Cutting Back on Pollution (and Jobs) at Coal-Fired Power Plants in Joliet and Romeville

As reported in the Friday 8 Aug 2014 edition of the Joliet Herald-News, NRG Energy company is planning to reducing coal-fired power generation at its Romeoville IL station and convert the coal-fired plant in Joliet over time to natural gas. … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, Energy, Joliet, News, Pollution, Waste, Water

Joliet IL Contracts for 167 Million KW Hours of Clean Energy

This announcement on the City of Joliet IL’s planned use of clean energy is from the 5 Feb 2014 online edition of the Herald-News. Joliet announced a deal Wednesday to use 167 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy in the … Continue reading

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