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  • Glastonbury's Smith Middle School Going Solar

    Glastonbury's Smith Middle School Going Solar
    pmarteka@courant.com GLASTONBURY — Smith Middle School is the most recent town building to go solar. The town and school system are teaming up to install 417 solar panels on the roof of the middle school. The work will begin in the fall. Smith...
  • Ikea expands rooftop solar panel system atop Perryville distribution center

    Ikea expands rooftop solar panel system atop Perryville distribution center
    Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state. The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...
  • Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar

    Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar
    Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals. “Thousands of...
  • Des Plaines discusses looking into alternative fuels

    Des Plaines discusses looking into alternative fuels
    Des Plaines staff members recently recommended the City Council authorize spending $25,000 to study the feasibility, benefits and costs associated with converting the city's fleet of vehicles to run on an alternative fuel source. The issue was first...
  • L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

    L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions
    A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet. "The climate crisis is no longer out there in the...
  • Virginia drivers are greener than ever

    Virginia drivers are greener than ever
    Virginia drivers are greener than ever. That’s the word from Environment Virginia, which just issued a new report called “Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution.” The group says Virginians are driving more than...
  • Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]

    Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24). Aside from the fact that if...
  • Toyota's fuel cell vehicle to start at $69,000 in Japan

    Toyota's fuel cell vehicle to start at $69,000 in Japan
    Toyota, whose Prius jump-started our appetites for hybrids almost two decades ago, is hoping for another eco-revolution. The automaker announced Wednesday the production version of an all-new fuel cell vehicle. The car -- currently named the FCV -- will...
  • June 26 Letters: Climate change

    Misinformed on climate Your recent editorial ("Take a deep breath," May 29) caused me to look back at today's recent climate change science and I've come to this conclusion: the Daily Press got it wrong. In the recently released Fourth Assessment...
  • FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas

    FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas
    First, Florida Power & Light Co. switched most of its power plants from oil to natural gas. Now, FPL wants to invest in producing natural gas to obtain that fuel more cheaply for its operations. The utility Wednesday asked regulators to approve...
  • Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects

    Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects
    With a national Solar Day of Action on Saturday, schools and public buildings across the nation may be in for financial boosts of up to $14,000 to help them go solar. As part of the public awareness campaign, an Oakland-based solar-investment...