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Renewable Energy

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Top Renewable Energy Articles

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  • Recyling Newspapers into fuel

    As if you needed another reason to go out and buy a paper (OK, cheap marketing plug there), here's  this tidbit from The Detroit News, via Cars.com: If researchers at Tulane University have their way, old news could be a new fuel. The researchers have...
  • Recycling Newspapers into fuel

    As if you needed another reason to buy newspapers (sorry, cheap marketing plug there), there's now research that suggests they can be used for biofuels.   From Cars.com, via The Detroit News:   If researchers at Tulane University have their way,...
  • Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging

    Volt owners could one day tap more renewable charging
    OnStar and PJM Interconnection, an electric transmission company, are teaming up to help make clean, renewable electrical charging easier for Chevrolet Volt owners. Together, the firms have developed software that manages the use of renewable energy...
  • What's to be done about energy rates?

    What's to be done about energy rates?
    In the crazy days of California's 2001 electricity crisis — rolling blackouts! Enron! market manipulation! — the Legislature wisely imposed strict rules on how the state's investor-owned utilities priced energy. The idea was to protect...
  • Mandatory usage cuts loom even for those with senior water rights

    Mandatory usage cuts loom even for those with senior water rights
    In the 1976-77 drought, the state ordered growers with some of the oldest water rights in California to stop pumping from many rivers and streams. Now, in a sign of the spreading pain of another punishing drought, regulators are preparing to do the same...
  • Now all Marylanders can have solar power

    Now all Marylanders can have solar power
    For too long, solar energy has primarily been available to Maryland residents who live in single-family homes with maximum sun exposure who can afford to pay for the installation of solar panels on their sloped roofs. Thanks to two bills passed by the...
  • Council approves utility rate increases

    Council approves utility rate increases
    Following a contentious debate about utility rates, Burbank City Council members on Tuesday voted 4-1 to raise the rates for water, power, sewer and refuse services. The average customer will see an increase of 35 cents, or 1.5%, for sewer fees....
  • Leading the shift to wind energy, Elgin company blows away competition

    Leading the shift to wind energy, Elgin company blows away competition
    Drive through rural Illinois and you're bound to pass a wind farm, row upon row of tall, imposing turbines, equipped with gearboxes that capture wind and convert it to electricity. Tucked away in Elgin's manufacturing community is Winergy Drive...
  • High schoolers take on missiles, solar energy in STEM Challenge

    High schoolers take on missiles, solar energy in STEM Challenge
    Hundreds of high school students offered solutions to local and international problems at the 2015 STEM Challenge at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on May 20. The Illinois Science & Technology Institute and the Research and Development STEM Learning...
  • Up in flames: Inside or out, fireplaces add more than warmth

    Up in flames: Inside or out, fireplaces add more than warmth
    Our ancient ancestors believed fire was one of four elements (the others being earth, water, and air). And no wonder. Fire is elemental. It draws us in. "I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire," Jamie...
  • Staying safe with fire

    Staying safe with fire
    As cozy as a fireplace can be, we're still talking about playing with fire. It must be kept under control. A March 2013 recall of Nu-Flame Vivo and Vivido wall mounted fireplaces noted that fuel spills while refilling the unit posed a fire or burn...