| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output.
The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Exelon Corp. is getting into the fuel cell business with a commitment to finance projects at 75 commercial facilities throughout the United States.
The Chicago-based nuclear giant said Tuesday that it will provide equity financing for California-based...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:27 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades.
District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Participate in two garden workshop opportunities and learn about the solar system at the Nurture Nature Center.
The following is a list of events as mentioned in the press release:
Garden Workshop Series: Rain Capture and Watering Systems – 6:30-8...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar.
Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities.
The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:50 PM
MEXICO CITY California Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The agreement, though nonbinding,...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy...