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Alternative Energy

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  • Obama's praise of Wal-Mart draws fire from labor groups, critics

    President Obama spotlighted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday as part of a clean energy initiative. Obama, who spoke at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, Calif., announced executive actions intended to increase energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles. He...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Libertyville schools install solar panels on roofs

    Libertyville schools install solar panels on roofs
    Two North suburban middle schools will be fitted for solar panels and have the devices installed later this year.  Solar panels will be installed on the roofs at Butterfield and Highland Middle Schools in Libertyville in August, thanks in part to a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore's Water Wheel goes viral [Commentary]

    Baltimore's Water Wheel goes viral [Commentary]
    A seemingly endless flow of trash has plagued the Inner Harbor for years, and the problem only gets worse in the aftermath of downpours like the one that washed through the area in early May. Baltimore's hardworking fleet of trash-skimming boats scoops...
  • CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia

    CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia
    One thing that's gotten some attention as folks analyze the EPA's proposed new carbon rules is the fact that CO2 emissions have been trending down for several years without them. Some of that's the economy. Some of it's natural gas. Some of it's those...