| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago with parents, brother and two sisters. Graduated from Chicago WillibrordÖ Catholic High School; attended Southeast Junior College in Chicago then the University of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:01 AM
The planning and zoning commission will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 820 Enfield St.
Below is the agenda as posted on the town website Thursday morning:
ENFIELD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:06 PM
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.
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
First, Florida Power & Light Co. switched most of its power plants from oil to natural gas.
Now, FPL wants to invest in producing natural gas to obtain that fuel more cheaply for its operations.
The utility Wednesday asked regulators to approve...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24).
Aside from the fact that if...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet.
"The climate crisis is no longer out there in the...