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Renewable Energy

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  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project

    Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project
    Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday. The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
  • President Obama hits fundraising circuit in California

    President Obama hits fundraising circuit in California
    President Obama arrived in Los Angeles early Wednesday evening for a three-day trip to California stacked with fundraisers to help his fellow Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November. Before touching down in Los Angeles, the president...
  • Explosions, fire at N.M. biofuel plant prompt evacuation order

    Explosions, fire at N.M. biofuel plant prompt evacuation order
    About 1,000 people within half a mile of an explosive fire at a New Mexico biofuel production facility were told to evacuate Tuesday as thick, black smoke rose from the site. A Dona Ana County news release said the fire and several small explosions were...
  • Obama's praise of Wal-Mart draws fire from labor groups, critics

    President Obama spotlighted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday as part of a clean energy initiative. Obama, who spoke at a Wal-Mart in Mountain View, Calif., announced executive actions intended to increase energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles. He...
  • River Forest schools to get solar panels

    River Forest schools to get solar panels
    River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer. Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...
  • 'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

    'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers
    Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
  • Slippery slope on wind bill [Letter]

    Slippery slope on wind bill [Letter]
    The bill designed to kill the wind energy project in Somerset County would have far-reaching and dire implications for the state if passed ("Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state," April 1). It would set a precedent whereby one region of...
  • Defense contractors are behind legislation to block wind farm [Letter]

    Defense contractors are behind legislation to block wind farm [Letter]
    Regarding your editorial about a bill that would block development of wind energy projects in Somerset County, this legislation is so unnecessary ("The legislature's to-do list," April 3). The Navy is quite capable of making it's own decision. This is...
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting

    IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds. Information from weather services,...