Solar energy could become a valuable resource for many southern Illinois communities. Solar power was just one of the many issues discussed at Monday’s meeting of Christian County mayors.
Dick Breckenridge is with BlueGreen Alliance, an organization looking to promote renewable energy jobs in Illinois and other states. He was a special guest at Monday’s meeting and says that converting non-renewable resource jobs to careers in renewable resources is the future of the world’s energy.
Pana mayor Don Kroski says he would like his community to look at solar panels to put on the land of the old refinery in his community.
Breckenridge says he Future Energy Jobs Act gives focus to bringing renewable energy to downstate Illinois.