URBANA, Ill. – As the energy picture in Illinois changes, how can Illinois communities embrace renewables, set up ordinances, generate revenue and move towards energy independence? Communities across Illinois are invited to learn about the impact of plant and mine closures and the renewable energy potential and more with the Illinois Extension Local Government Education fall webinar Economic Impact of Plant/Mine Closures & Making the Case for Solar/Wind

This free webinar from noon to 1 p.m. CST Thursday, December 12 is aimed at government officials and administrators. Please register in advance online. Seth Feaster, Energy Data Analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, will focus on the economics of plant and mine closures and the potential for revenue generation and energy independence that results from solar and wind.  

Seth Feaster has 25 years of experience creating visual presentations of complex data at The New York Times and more recently at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He specializes in working with financial and energy data.

For more information, contact Extension Community Economic Development Specialist Lisa Merrifield at lmorrisn@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois Extension's Local Government Education program helps elected and appointed government officials and administrators from across the state improve their knowledge and skills through professional development opportunities. Participants benefit from the advanced instruction and broad expertise that instructors bring to all our programming. In 2018, 1500 local government officials learned through webinars and program recordings. Subscribe to receive updates and registration information for all future webinars.

University of Illinois Extension is part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois.