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  • Letters: Oil reform will help Mexico

    Re "Mexico's energy reform is the latest setback for leftists," Dec. 22 Though many Mexicans still feel resistant to allowing foreign companies to drill for oil in Mexico, the state-run Pemex today is hardly what President Lazaro Cardenas envisioned...
  • Arctic Ocean oil drilling opponents win appeal

    SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • BP: Global energy company not too big to take care of employees

    BP: Global energy company not too big to take care of employees
    If BP were a city, it would be more populous than Evanston, Cicero or Arlington Heights. The global energy concern, with $375 billion in sales last year, employs about 85,000 people worldwide. About 5,000 work in the Chicago area, including 2,248 in...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
  • Google to invest in solar farms in California and Arizona

    Google to invest in solar farms in California and Arizona
    Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects. The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar...
  • Peninsula residents let Mother Nature heat, cool their homes

    Peninsula residents let Mother Nature heat, cool their homes
    When Smithfield resident Lehan Crane was looking to build a house of his own, he knew he wanted as many green technologies as possible — LED lighting, foam insulation in the walls, high-efficiency windows, a Southern aspect for solar panels. But...
  • As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost

    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...
  • Trash Agency's Waste Windfall

    Trash Agency's Waste Windfall
    There's cash in trash. When it comes to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, that truism takes on new meaning. The CRRA, a quasi-public agency created 40 years ago, collects trash from 75 towns and cities and turns it into electricity at four...
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes
    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...