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  • 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...
  • Shared Solar For Shady Rooftops Riles Power Utilities

    Shared Solar For Shady Rooftops Riles Power Utilities
    MANCHESTER — Three times Gene DeJoannis called solar companies to his two-story home. And on each visit, the wall of maples in his backyard convinced them a rooftop system would not work. "Most of the trees are not ours," said DeJoannis, a...
  • Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

    Elon Musk reigns over an entrepreneurial landscape of epic proportions: With Tesla Motors, the cherub-faced CEO wants to wean us off fossil fuels with electric cars for the masses. With SolarCity, he envisions panels blooming on a million rooftops. And...
  • Waste Management to power fleet with natural gas

    Waste Management will soon begin replacing its diesel-fueled garbage collection vehicles with more environmentally friendly trucks powered by compressed natural gas, possibly converting the entire fleet by next year. Officials of the trash hauler were...
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • Ikea invests in wind farm in Illinois

    Ikea invests in wind farm in Illinois
    These days, Ikea is assembling more than just furniture. About 150 miles south of Chicago, in Vermilion County, the home goods giant is building a wind farm large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy power again. "It's about...
  • Ikea investing in Illinois wind farm

    Ikea investing in Illinois wind farm
    Home goods giant Ikea is building a wind farm in downstate Illinois large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy a single kilowatt of power again. “It’s about taking care of the environment and living within our means,&...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 12

    My wife and I have noticed a trend when riding public transportation in Chicago. We are in our twilight years and have logged many miles on the Chicago-area mass transit systems. When riding the "L," we are almost always offered a seat when none is...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Gaylord Hospital Recognized By People's Action For Clean Energy

    Gaylord Hospital, in Wallingford, will be recognized on April 29 by People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) with the 2014 Environmental Energy Leadership Award as the first Connecticut hospital operating with a solar thermal heating system. "We would...
  • Report shows how utilities get their way: Money talks

    Report shows how utilities get their way: Money talks
    The outsized political influence that belongs to Florida's four largest utility companies already was Tallahassee's worst-kept secret. Now it has been laid bare, in excruciating detail, in a report released this week by watchdog group Integrity Florida....
  • Pricing probe threatens Britain's liberal energy market

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - An investigation of possible price collusion by British energy suppliers is likely to undermine the market framework that has helped make them more valuable than their European rivals. The probe, combined with plans to allow more...