Chicago Clean Energy project manager talks issues on WTAD
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Hoyt Hudson discussed finance and construction on Monday's Mary Griffith Show
The Chicago Clean Energy Project is a nationally recognized team of experts in environmental issues, finance, engineering, construction and project development. WTAD's Mary Griffith sat down with Hoyt Hudson, Project Manager for Chicago Clean Energy, to learn more about it.
The project in Illinois will use gasification -- a proven technology that creates substitute natural gas without burning or combustion and captures carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions and is a clean, interim step as we get rid of coal-fired power and move to a cleaner energy future. Hudson explains why it's needed.
"Today, as of right now there isn't a shortage of natural gas but prices are actually significantly on the rise they've gone up by 60% just in the past 60 days."
The project is guaranteed by law to save consumers at least 100 million on natural gas bills over 30 years and is slated to generate more than 10 billion in economic output for Illinois. It will create more than 2,000 jobs and clean up a currently contaminated area -- while ushering in a new chapter in clean energy technology. Hudson adds, "What it will mean for the consumer is savings and this is really key to it."
For a full podcast of the interview, visit wtad.com