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  • Virginia drivers are greener than ever

    Virginia drivers are greener than ever
    Virginia drivers are greener than ever. That’s the word from Environment Virginia, which just issued a new report called “Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution.” The group says Virginians are driving more than...
  • 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...
  • Ray Cziczo, Galena, Mo.

    Ray Cziczo, Galena, Mo.
    Age: 68 Writing letters since: 2004 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...
  • Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar

    Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar
    Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals. “Thousands of...
  • 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...
  • Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine

    Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine
    GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car. It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour. Bardia, a former race car...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'

    'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'
    Is it getting hot in here? In what is likely to prove one of its most controversial episodes yet, this week's "Cosmos" lays out the powerful scientific case for climate change, framed within a tale of two planets: Venus and Earth. Venus was not much...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...