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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...
  • 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...
  • Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid

    Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid
    The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair. But outages aren't a problem anymore. Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
  • L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause

    L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause
    Worried solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground -- part of its Feed-In Tariff program -- until the...
  • Spend money on energy independence, not war

    There are a lot of people wanting us to go back into Iraq yet another time. "We need to take control or the price of oil and gasoline will go up," they say. So I'm thinking that after spending trillions of dollars on war, why don't we spend that money...
  • Glendale City Council approves $415K power plant fix

    Glendale City Council approves $415K power plant fix
    One of the three units at Grayson Power Plant that burns landfill gas from Scholl Canyon into energy used by Glendale Water & Power customers has been in a constant state of disrepair since a part broke in May, and as a result, the City Council this...
  • L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land

    L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land
    Worried that solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground — part of its Feed-in Tariff program...
  • Be an 'intentional investor' when building vacation home

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I know this is probably not a worthy question, but I would like to ask anyway. My wife and I do fairly well professionally. Combined, our income is roughly $180,000 on an adjusted gross income basis. We are both 41...
  • 'Royal Pains' Brooke D'Orsay sells home for $2.16 million

    'Royal Pains' Brooke D'Orsay sells home for $2.16 million
    Brooke D’Orsay of “Royal Pains” and writer/producer Greg Coolidge have sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.16 million. The single-story home, built in 1954, is Midcentury Modern in style with walls of glass, three fireplaces...
  • Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]

    Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]
    Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land...
  • Legoland Florida: Big Lego globe touts renewable-energy drive

    Legoland Florida: Big Lego globe touts renewable-energy drive
    Legoland Florida has installed a 6-foot-tall globe made of 250,000 Lego bricks near its Imagination Zone attraction. Its purpose is to enlighten guests about renewable-energy options at the Winter Haven theme park. The structure, dubbed the Lego Globe,...