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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Federal And State Officials Praise Canton Hydropower Project

    Federal And State Officials Praise Canton Hydropower Project
    CANTON — A hydropower proposal on the Farmington River in Collinsville was cited as an example for Connecticut and the nation Tuesday as federal, state and local officials announced an important step forward for the project. U.S. Sen. Christopher...
  • 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...
  • 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...