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  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago. No guns This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27). I am so terribly...
  • Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]

    Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]
    As the developers of the proposed Somerset County wind farm, we feel compelled to respond to the blatant — and seemingly intentional — factual misstatements put forth in recent letters to the editor by opponents of our investment. We...
  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

    Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project
    INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1...
  • Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

    Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March
    Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since February, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency...
  • Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...
  • Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies

    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
  • Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact

    Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact
    [This post was updated at 10:24] Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...
  • Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways

    Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways
    Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up. That was the lesson many took away at the third annual Solar Faire, hosted by Glendale Water & Power in partnership with Sebastopol, Calif.-based...
  • Joe Hahn of Linkin Park sells his home in Brentwood

    Joe Hahn of Linkin Park sells his home in Brentwood
    Joe Hahn of the alt rock band Linkin Park has sold his home in Brentwood for $4 million. Set in a six-home gated community, the contemporary house was built in 2002. Features include a rotunda staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar power, an...
  • Domino Sugars sign goes solar

    Domino Sugars sign goes solar
    Think sunshine — not just sweetness — when you see the Domino Sugars sign lighting up the Inner Harbor at night. Solar panels have been installed on a rooftop at the sugar refinery off Key Highway to illuminate the neon fixture that's long...