A large white building with solar panels on the roof seen from above.

Rooftop solar panels provide some of Hypatia Cooperative's electricity. (Seeger Gray)

Northwestern University
Residents of housing cooperatives can use less energy on average and collaborate on environmental goals, combining affordable housing with sustainable living.

An electric vehicle charges at a public charging station in Chicago. How much of the electricity is produced by renewable sources depends on the utility company providing it. (Brady Jones/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Driving an electric vehicle plays a critical role in reducing CO2 emissions, but the impact of this reduction is diminished if the electricity comes from fossil fuels. Brady Jones of Medill reports.
In “The Light Bulb Ban,” energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visits the Lightfair International trade show in Philadelphia to find the latest offerings in energy efficient bulbs.
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) is a consumer focused non-profit organization aiming to promote the understanding and benefits of modernized electrical systems among all stakeholders in the United States. In less than a year they have... Read More
Submitted for the 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards by Bonneville Power Administration.