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Alternative Energy

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  • Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren

    Executive Profile: Jennifer Holmgren
    The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited. This wasn't just any microbe. Inside a test...
  • 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...
  • Obama climate rule promises early health benefits

    Obama climate rule promises early health benefits
    By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
  • 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...
  • Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race

    Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – Climate change is not a new issue in Florida policymaking circles, but it's making an inconvenient intrusion into Florida's gubernatorial contest. Gov. Rick Scott has been taking heat over the past two weeks because he's repeatedly...
  • Now, about that solar farm next door

     Now, about that solar farm next door
    Last year, when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power kicked off a new program to buy electricity from local solar installations, city leaders along with environmentalists and business groups said it would be the nation's largest urban rooftop...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EPA unveils far-reaching climate plan targeting power plants

    The Obama administration Monday morning unveiled its far-reaching proposal to curb climate change by substantially restricting emissions at power plants, a plan that promises to set off intense debate across the country amid the president’s...
  • 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...