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  • Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging

    Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging
    OnStar and PJM Interconnection, an electric transmission company, are teaming up to help make clean, renewable electrical charging easier for Chevrolet Volt owners. Together, the firms have developed software that manages the use of renewable energy...
  • The pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle

    You’ve heard the hype about hybrids.  But what are the real benefits and disadvantages to owning one?   Hybrid car sales have dipped in recent years. However, supporters note that vehicle sales in general have also decreased over that period,...
  • Honda Civic HF and Natural Gas

    Honda Civic HF and Natural Gas
    By Jim MacPherson When asked which cars get the best fuel economy, most people immediately think of gas-electric hybrids. There’s good reason for this, as compact and midsize hybrids produce outstanding EPA fuel economy numbers. Honda has two...
  • Manure-burning power plant in limbo

    Manure-burning power plant in limbo
    The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Farmington Solar Home Tour: Residents Can Hear First Hand about Neighbors' Solar Experience

    WHAT: Solar Open House Tour for Solarize Farmington Program WHERE: Solar Homes in Farmington WHEN: Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. - 1p.m. The Town of Farmington is hosting a solar open house home tour on Saturday July 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 1p.m....
  • Bloomfield, Farmington, Simsbury Set Solar Home Tours

    Tours of solar homes are scheduled this weekend in Bloomfield and Farmington to allow residents to get a chance to see the homes and ask their owners how solar power works. Three Farmington residents will open their solar powered houses to the public...
  • Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

    Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program
    Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
  • Carbon producers can meet EPA's limits as they have in the past

    Past is prologue, and as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves forward with new limits on carbon pollution from the nation's electric power plants, familiar alarms are sounding that the limits will drive up electric bills, threaten the...
  • Ben Franklin announces $620K in business investments

    The Bethlehem-based Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced $620,000 worth of investments in early stage companies and established manufacturers working on new initiatives with university partners. Early stage...
  • Report urges Virginia to regional approach to climate change

    Report urges Virginia to regional approach to climate change
    Go green. Get efficient. Grow smart. And, where necessary, retreat. That's the nut of the latest report on the impact of climate change on Hampton Roads released Wednesday by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. "Safe Coast Virginia: Climate...