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  • The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

    The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]
    Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
  • Chicago, Cook County walk-ups get help to go green

    Chicago, Cook County walk-ups get help to go green
    Lou Sopcic has invested in energy efficient lights, insulation and new boilers in Chicago apartment buildings he owns where he pays the utility bills. But he acknowledges that springing for such improvements in buildings where his tenants pay for their...
  • U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise

    U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise
    When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States. But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
  • Cap and dividend [Editorial]

    Cap and dividend  [Editorial]
    How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
  • Conservation smarts

    When we think about it at all, most of us probably consider energy conservation at home to be a worthwhile pursuit — as long as it doesn't cost too much in time, money and effort. Though we may not be ready to spend thousands on solar power, many of...
  • Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants

    Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants
    Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois. In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
  • Lab rolls out ideas for future vehicles

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Nestled in the rolling Tennessee hills and forests, the secretive lab that developed power for the Manhattan Project is working to change the auto industry and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign fuel. Projects under way at Oak Ridge...
  • U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the...
  • Trash Plants In Bridgeport, Lisbon Change Hands In Private-Equity Deal

    Two of Connecticut's trash-to-energy plants are being sold to a private-equity firm that specializes in energy investments. Waste Management Inc. announced Tuesday it would sell its Wheelabrator business for $1.94 billion to Energy Capital Partners....
  • Exelon profit up despite lower energy prices

    Exelon profit up despite lower energy prices
    Exelon Corp. saw its profits rise 6.5 percent in the second quarter as lower energy prices were partially offset by higher reservation fees it receives from the grid operator for its power and lower income taxes. The nuclear giant on Thursday...
  • Falling prices on radar as euro inflation drops again

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Annual inflation in the euro zone fell in July to its lowest since the height of the financial crisis in 2009, keeping the risk of deflation on policymakers' radar but unlikely to spur the European Central Bank into further policy...