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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Md. offshore wind auction set

    Md. offshore wind auction set
    Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
  • Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]

    Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • River Forest schools to get solar panels

    River Forest schools to get solar panels
    River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer. Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...
  • Local Voices West: March 27 edition

    Local Voices West: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Batavia, River Grove and West Chicago. Obamacare for some In most sports, when there's a rules violation, the official overseeing the contest will issue a penalty to the...
  • Cooking up backup power

    Cooking up backup power
    Name: PowerPot V What it is: A thermoelectric cooking pot that produces as much as 5 watts of power to charge smartphones, iPods, GPS devices, etc., when heating water. The kit comes with the power-producing pot and a smaller pan, plus an electrical...
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago. No guns This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27). I am so terribly...