Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based freelancer and author whose work appears in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other outlets.

Debbie Dooley

This green Tea Party star is fighting for solar

Debbie Dooley is no tree-hugger -- but she is the founder of the "Green Tea Coalition," a conservative group pushing solar all over the states.

Will Richard Daley, Chicago’s outgoing ‘green’ mayor, help quash coal pollution?

Will Richard Daley’s last month in office be marred by two old coal plants?Photo: Kate GardinerCross-posted from Midwest Energy News. A long-stalled Chicago ordinance that could force the city’s two aging coal-burning power plants to greatly reduce emissions or shut …

Here's one way to prevent local wind-farm fights

Wisconsin has new statewide siting standards for small wind farms, potentially eliminating messy fights over city- and county-level regulation.