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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - IL: Energy Policy

CHICAGO - Hundreds of business leaders, politicians and nonprofit leaders are brainstorming this week at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting, hoping to find ways to create jobs in Illinois and around the nation. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is talking to the leaders about how investing

CHICAGO - Today is the first calendar day of summer, and two Illinois groups are getting together to help you save some money on your warm-weather utility bills. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) are urging ComEd and Ameren customers to take advantag

CHICAGO - Tougher new federal air standards proposed for such toxins as mercury would provide huge benefits in Illinois, according to a new report from the Environmental Law and Policy Center. It says those benefits range from healthier kids and lower health care costs for businesses, to being able

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The bill that automatically raises utility bills to pay for a smart grid has passed both houses of the legislature, but that doesn't mean it's a done deal. While Commonwealth Edison has been praising the newly-passed legislation as a good way to keep Illinois utilities competitiv

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The debate swirling around House Bill 14 has been churned up this week by word of an amendment to the energy bill - an amendment Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she hasn't seen yet. The legislation has been promoted by ComEd as a way to improve the state's energy grid

CHICAGO - While the green industry continues to bloom around the world, a new report finds the United States as a whole is falling behind in the global clean-energy race. A record $243 billion was invested around the world in clean energy last year, according to research by the Pew Charitable Trust

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - What's good for the power grid, some say, may not be good for the pocketbooks of Illinois residents. A new legislative proposal aimed at funding a smart grid for Illinois has some consumer groups on edge. That's because instead of going through the usual process of applying for e

CHICAGO - Chicago has long been known as the "Windy City," but now that term takes on a new meaning. A new report from the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) says Chicago and the rest of Illinois is quickly becoming a Mecca for the production of the components needed to produce wind energy.

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