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  • Interim CEO Jory Marino of Heidrick & Struggles meets VIPs in Davos

     Interim CEO Jory Marino of Heidrick &  Struggles meets VIPs in Davos
    Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been a sponsor of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for seven years. But Jory Marino became interim chief executive in July, making last week's conference his...
  • A climate change of heart by the European Union?

    Confronted by rising energy costs and international competition, the European Union's executive body has recommended relaxing rules on renewable energy with a plan that doesn't hold specific nations responsible for specific targets. The EU's member states...
  • Cadillac wins green tech award

    Cadillac wins green tech award
    A new kind of regenerative braking system by Cadillac has been awarded the Green Car Technology Award for 2014. The Regen on Demand system found in the Cadillac ELR plug-in luxury coupe allows the driver to use paddle shifters to regenerate energy and...
  • Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]

    Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]
    The last five paragraphs of Peter Morici's commentary regarding the need to reduce oil imports and grow the economy faster make a lot of sense ("Inequality is the new norm in the U.S.," Jan. 15). I know the left's arguments against being energy...
  • Letters: Putting solar power in its place

    Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12 The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power. As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
  • Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

    Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds
    Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green. The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
  • Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles

    Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles
    Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
  • Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

    Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission
    A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth. Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...
  • A fresh squeeze of Juice Beauty

    A fresh squeeze  of Juice Beauty
    Karen Behnke became pregnant with her first child about the time she noticed the first lines on her face, at age 40. The California entrepreneur turned her attention from corporate wellness programs, which she had spent years designing, to personal care...
  • Financial benefits of wind energy

    Amidst all the bluster in the Tribune’s Jan. 5 editorial on wind energy, the editorial board missed several key facts (“Let the wind subsidy blow away”). The editorial’s assertions about the cost and reliability of wind power and...
  • Wind energy benefit Illinois

    In opposing a renewal of the Federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy, the Tribune editorial board fails to acknowledge the great benefit that wind energy has brought to Illinois. (“Let the wind subsidy blow away,” Jan. 5) Wind power...