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Alternative Energy

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  • Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm

    Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm
    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...
  • Des Plaines discusses looking into alternative fuels

    Des Plaines discusses looking into alternative fuels
    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...
  • Libertyville schools install solar panels on roofs

    Libertyville schools install solar panels on roofs
    Two North suburban middle schools will be fitted for solar panels and have the devices installed later this year.  Solar panels will be installed on the roofs at Butterfield and Highland Middle Schools in Libertyville in August, thanks in part to a...
  • Baltimore's Water Wheel goes viral [Commentary]

    Baltimore's Water Wheel goes viral [Commentary]
    A seemingly endless flow of trash has plagued the Inner Harbor for years, and the problem only gets worse in the aftermath of downpours like the one that washed through the area in early May. Baltimore's hardworking fleet of trash-skimming boats scoops...
  • CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia

    CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia
    One thing that's gotten some attention as folks analyze the EPA's proposed new carbon rules is the fact that CO2 emissions have been trending down for several years without them. Some of that's the economy. Some of it's natural gas. Some of it's those...
  • L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

    L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions
    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...
  • Weekend project: Celebrate National Doughnut Day at home with 6 recipes

    Weekend project: Celebrate National Doughnut Day at home with 6 recipes
    Happy National Doughnut Day! And how do you plan to celebrate? There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    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. The...
  • 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...
  • The bullet train is still a bad idea

    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...
  • 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,...