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  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Bill to free up solar power funds passes

    Bill to free up solar power funds passes
    State legislators Friday passed a bill that will open up money to purchase solar energy for Illinois consumers. The bill passed easily in both chambers and will allow Illinois to purchase solar power until a more permanent solution is presented to fix...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land

    L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land
    Worried that 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...
  • Be an 'intentional investor' when building vacation home

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I know this is probably not a worthy question, but I would like to ask anyway. My wife and I do fairly well professionally. Combined, our income is roughly $180,000 on an adjusted gross income basis. We are both 41...
  • 'Royal Pains' Brooke D'Orsay sells home for $2.16 million

    'Royal Pains' Brooke D'Orsay sells home for $2.16 million
    Brooke D’Orsay of “Royal Pains” and writer/producer Greg Coolidge have sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.16 million. The single-story home, built in 1954, is Midcentury Modern in style with walls of glass, three fireplaces...