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  • 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,...
  • Baltimore City endorsements [Editorial]

    Baltimore City endorsements  [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for the following races in Baltimore City: District 41 In District 41 in the Northwest reaches of the city, incumbents Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg, Jill Carter and Nathaniel Oaks, all House veterans, have performed well as a...
  • 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...
  • Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects

    Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects
    With a national Solar Day of Action on Saturday, schools and public buildings across the nation may be in for financial boosts of up to $14,000 to help them go solar. As part of the public awareness campaign, an Oakland-based solar-investment...
  • Toyota reveals exterior, Japan pricing of 2015 fuel cell vehicle

    Toyota reveals exterior, Japan pricing of 2015 fuel cell vehicle
    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...
  • FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas

    FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas
    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...
  • 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...
  • EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival

    EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete. “There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...
  • 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...