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Renewable Energy

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  • Human ancestors developed a taste for alcohol 10 million years ago

    Happy hour started way earlier than we thought. Roughly 10 million years ago -- long before humans began to store food harvested by agriculture, and long, long before they intentionally fermented food and made a delightfully relaxing ritual of consuming...
  • Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel

    Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel
    Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it completed the first test flight using green diesel, a fuel blend of oils and fats already used in trucks and other ground transportation. Boeing officials have said the use of green diesel for jets is a "major...
  • Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped

    Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped
    As a life-long resident of Somerset County, I felt compelled to respond to commentator Andy Bowman's recent op-ed ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). After telling us for 30 years that industrial wind energy...
  • St. Mary's commissioner: Wind project would hurt national security

    St. Mary's commissioner: Wind project would hurt national security
    I'm writing in response to Andy Bowman's commentary, "Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project" (Dec. 1). As he and your readers know, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has formally objected to the Great Bay Wind...
  • Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective

    Environmental Nutrition: To drink or not to drink, a health perspective
    Environmental Nutrition Holiday celebrations, happy hours, cocktail parties. It would be nice to think the alcoholic beverages ever-present at social events are good for us. The news media typically makes the most of new studies suggesting a link between...
  • How the PSC is letting you down (again)

    How the PSC is letting you down (again)
    Here's the really short version of how the latest big decision about our power bills played out in Tallahassee: Power companies: Hey, Florida, remember when we said we wanted to help customers save energy by encouraging rooftop solar panels? Florida:...
  • Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns

    Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns
    Andy Bowman's recent commentary regarding his company's wind power project in Somerset County does not represent the view from the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). In July,...
  • Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • Will aldermen revive this ethanol ruse?

    Will aldermen revive this ethanol ruse?
    Last summer the Chicago City Council briefly considered an ordinance that would require gas stations in the city to sell a blend of fuel called E15, which has the potential to damage your car engine. An E15 mandate is a patently bad idea. Changing pumps...
  • New Zealand invests $60 million in Skokie-based LanzaTech

    New Zealand invests $60 million in Skokie-based LanzaTech
    Skokie-based LanzaTech closed its fourth round of funding Monday with a $60 million investment by the New Zealand government. LanzaTech plans to revolutionize ethanol production with its gas-eating microbe which converts waste gases into useful chemicals...
  • Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project

    Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project
    For my company, developer of the Great Bay wind project in Somerset County, what a difference a year makes. Last November we were wrapping up agreement with a technical team at Patuxent River Naval Air Station (PAX) resolving all concerns that had...