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  • Report: Virginia lags on clean energy, but could lead

    Report: Virginia lags on clean energy, but could lead
    Virginia environmentalists say the commonwealth lags behind other Atlantic states in developing offshore wind energy, and are urging lawmakers to seize the "golden opportunity" to take the lead. What's needed, they say, is an aggressive energy plan from...
  • LANTA steering more hybrid buses onto Valley roadways

    Q: I am now retired, but during my Road Warrior days I took the LANTA bus from South Whitehall Township to downtown Allentown. (I also rode my bike for a real warrior experience, but that is for another day.) Since my retirement, LANTA has acquired hybrid...
  • Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren

    Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren
    The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited. This wasn't just any microbe. Inside a test...
  • 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...
  • Stafford eyes energy-saving plan

    In May, the first selectman, town engineer and Stafford Energy Advisory Committee (SEAC) jointly recommended to the Board of Finance a capital projects plan for Stafford High School, Stafford Elementary School and Stafford Middle School that is...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • The bullet train is still a bad idea

    To the editor: So now California's high-speed rail system will be a super Metrolink, shuttling people between Burbank and Palmdale in a few minutes. You can dress it up, but it is still a bad idea. ("Burbank-Palmdale segment added to bullet train...
  • Md. offshore wind auction set

    Md. offshore wind auction set
    Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...