Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.

(NY Times) – WINCHESTER, Ill. — John Paul Coonrod had a banana problem. The only grocery store in his 1,500-person hometown in central Illinois had shut its doors, and Mr. Coonrod, a local lawyer, was racing to get a community-run market off the ground. He had found space in an old shoe store, raised $85,000 […]

General Motors Signs 200MW Power Off-Take Deal

September 20, 2017 – General Motors (GM) is buying 200MW of output from two wind projects to power its manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana.  It will also purchase a the output of a further 100MW from Swift Current Energy’s 228MW Hill Topper site in Logan County, Illinois. Both projects are due to come online […]

Relight offloads Illinois wind

(reNEWS) – Developer Swift Current Energy has acquired the up to 200MW Meridien wind farm in Illinois from Relight and has renamed the project HillTopper. Swift Current bought the rights for the project from the Italian company late last year and plans to complete the facility by the end of 2018, it said. Read more…