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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Wondering how other businesses are using renewable energy? Get a sneak peek

A handful of Chicago-area business owners with renewable-energy systems on their premises are inviting anyone curious enough to stop by on Saturday for a firsthand look at how they work. Fifteen businesses are participating in the Illinois Solar Tour, a daylong … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: 11 wealthy families team up to invest in clean tech

Eleven wealthy families are now scouting for investment opportunities in the clean-energy sector – and the investment syndicate they’ve formed has already inked some deals. The Cleantech Syndicate was created in 2010 but only announced its formation late last month after it … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Power2Switch lets users comparison-shop for electricity

A local energy-broker startup is making it easier for small businesses to compare electricity rates in Illinois and switch to the cheapest — or the greenest — supplier if a better deal comes along. Power2Switch LLCis like the travel website … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Indie Energy digs deep for renewable heating and cooling

Indie Energy co-founders Daniel Cheifetz, left, and Erik Larson at the Walgreens store in Oak Park that’s now heated via their company’s technology. Shoppers stepping into a Walgreens that opened this week in Oak Park would probably never guess the store … Continue reading

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