Category Archives: energy

Chicago Joins Compact of Mayors Agreement in Summer of 2015

On August 24th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago joined the Compact of Mayors, a global coalition of mayors and city officials that have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress, and enhance resilience to climate change. Also on … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Over the past few days, President Obama has announced new climate change-related policies that utilizes the Clean Air Act of 1970 to enforce tougher standards on GHG-emitting power plants, such as the many aging coal-fired power plants that still supply … Continue reading

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RU Awarded IL Clean Energy Community Foundation Grant

Roosevelt University was awarded a grant in April 2015 that was applied toward upgrading the energy efficiency  lighting systems for its National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building at the Chicago Campus as well as for the entire Schaumburg Campus facility. The grant was … Continue reading

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2015 U.S.-China Forum: Spotlight on Climate Change at University of Chicago, 19 May 2015

The Energy, Environment, and Climate Nexus in China: Where Opportunities Converge Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 8:30am-3pm THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HUTCHINSON COMMONS, REYNOLDS CLUB 5706 SOUTH UNIVERSITY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60637 On almost any major issue, from climate change and … Continue reading

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SUST Alumni Guest Post: Cheryl Green (BPS ’14) Reflects on Her RU Experience and New Position at GE

This alumni guest post is by Ms. Cheryl Green, a Sustainability Studies major and returning adult student who graduated in 2014 and now works at General Electric. Here Cheryl reflects on her undergrad education at Roosevelt and discusses her current … Continue reading

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Fracking Banned in NY State

This past Wednesday, Dec. 17th, officials in New York State announced a ban on fracking after a major report was issued by the state’s Health Department entitled “A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development” (pdf). This momentous announcement, which is … Continue reading

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Photography Presentation by Terry Evans on Fracking and Petcoke, Next Tuesday in Chicago

Noted photographer Terry Evans, who has done dramatic work on Chicago’s urban landscape, the Calumet Region, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and many other sites throughout the US, presents and discusses her dramatic images of fracking in North Dakota, the Trinity River … Continue reading

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