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Renewable Energy

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  • Plainfield Biomass Plant Changes Hands Again

    Plainfield Biomass Plant Changes Hands Again
    Leidos Inc. is selling its Plainfield wood-fired power plant to Greenleaf Power, a Sacramento company that is buying biomass plants across North America. Greenleaf Power announced Wednesday it has agreed to buy the 37.5-megawatt power plant in a deal...
  • Highland Park opts for green power with Integrys

    The City of Highland Park has chosen "green energy" at a slightly higher cost for the city's electric consumers as it prepares to enter into a two-year contract with Integrys Energy Systems. Heeding citizens' calls for a pro-environmental stand to...
  • Apple building big solar energy farm in California

    Apple Inc. will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest single consumer of...
  • Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?

    Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies in the Legislature want California to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, an increase from the target of one-third by 2020. However, making sure all that clean energy can be used when needed...
  • California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it

    California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it
    On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets. So officials made an odd request in a state that prides...
  • Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida

    Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida
    The nationwide Solar Energy Industries Association has given "strong support" to a 2016 ballot initiative in Florida that could allow consumers in the state to buy electricity from companies other than utilities. The association calls the initiative...
  • Lake Forest opts not to go green in new electric contract

    The City of Lake Forest, which opted for 100 percent renewable energy in its first electricity contract with an alternate supplier in 2012, has decided to stick with the standard power option this time around. Lake Forest and six other suburbs in the...
  • County explores solar power pilot program for Animal Control building

    County explores solar power pilot program for Animal Control building
    Kane County Animal Control is the perfect place for a solar power pilot program which could provide immediate savings for the county, officials said. "We have a pretty good foundation for making energy improvements in county buildings," Resource...
  • Frank Clemente: Fossil-free protesters oppose energies that improve our lives

    As a university professor for more than 30 years, I can state unequivocally that campus rhetoric never produced one single kilowatt hour of electricity, never cooked one meal and never fueled one automobile. The coal, natural gas and oil that do all...
  • Quickly for March 21: 'Mitch Daniels is a disgrace'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. It took an outside firm to tell the governor that the Indiana Department of Child...
  • ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say

    ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say
    Commonwealth Edison on Thursday unveiled a plan that it billed as an expansion of ongoing efforts to overhaul the power grid and invest in renewable energy but that critics said would result in customers paying more to the electricity giant. The...