Feeding The Grid
There are several proposed solar and wind farms in the WNIJ listening area as well as an established nuclear power plant. This series will outline the types of large-scale energy options available and the pros and cons of each as it pertains to the quality of life in northern Illinois. We’ll also explore the evolving nature of energy infrastructure and consumer level options. (Stories will post on the day they air)
- Monday: What is Feeding the Grid? A roundtable of reporters explain the timeline which led to the energy options available now and what’s on the horizon for alternative energy projects in Illinois.
- Tuesday: The “Third” Crop Susan Stephens explores the optimism and skepticism behind large-scale wind farms in northern Illinois.
- Wednesday: Sunny Skies Could Bring Big Bucks To Illinois Guy Stephens looks at the race to build solar in Illinois and the regulation going into these solar projects.
- Thursday: Don’t Forget About Nuclear Chase Cavanaugh explores how nuclear energy is trying to stay competitive while interest grows in the renewable energy market. Web Bonus: How A Nuclear Plant Works
- Friday: Yes In My Backyard. Peter Medlin looks at energy options for consumers and how DIY options could help homeowners, schools, and businesses avoid the grid all together.