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This Week In History

Peter Nicholson

On October 17, 1973, OPEC states declared an oil embargo against the United States, causing a massive price increase that shook our fuel-dependent economy. While the resulting cultural shift towards smaller vehicles was short-lived, the crisis gave rise to the Department of Energy, the energy efficiency field, and a series of innovations that eventuated in the smart technology of today.

How to Respond?

Peter Nicholson

Considering My Place
The light got weird. Like some sort of cosmic score, a solar eclipse “at totality" transcends words. Yet for me, the bizarre, light-dark quality of illumination before and after the two-minute period of full coverage almost overshadowed the main event. Afterward, I found my motivation to do just about anything else zapped. Thrust in the stark presence of that much greater than myself, I’m forced to acknowledge my inconsequentiality.

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What Does The Future Energy Jobs Act Even Mean?

Lyndon Valicenti

On behalf of ComEd, The Chicago Community Trust has issued a request for proposals to help build a job training pipeline program to meet the anticipated demand for an expanded and qualified solar PV installation workforce. Signed into law last year, the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act is expected to drive a significant increase in solar installation across the state. But what does the Future Energy Jobs Act even mean?

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