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Renewable Energy

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  • Compost chicken manure, don't burn it

    Compost chicken manure, don't burn it
    Dan Rodricks' recent column urged the new governor to get a large-scale poultry waste incinerator built on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be a green governor," Dec. 13). This awful idea has been floated for 15 years now and has gone...
  • O'Malley aide Abigail Hopper tapped to run federal offshore energy bureau

    O'Malley aide Abigail Hopper tapped to run federal offshore energy bureau
    The chief of Maryland's Energy Administration, Abigail Ross Hopper, landed a new job Thursday, running the federal agency that oversees development of offshore oil and gas and wind energy. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Hopper's...
  • PSC must put ratepayers first, ease renewable-energy choices

    Recently, the Florida Public Service Commission voted, as former Tallahassee Mayor John Marks termed it, "to approve recommendations setting new goals and policies for energy efficiency." In reality, the PSC ruled to slash goals for energy efficiency...
  • Green bonds sell big in 2014 as finance bids to help climate

    A "green" bond market has taken root this year, with municipalities and corporations issuing new environmentally-focused bonds and money managers jumping in to buy them. But it's too soon to tell whether all the new activity - less than a sliver of the...
  • Get the US back in the oil-exporting game

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Dec. 17: The House Energy and Power Subcommittee met last week to consider whether the time has come at last to lift restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports, a statutory...
  • Ticked off! @ meat prices

    I'm ticked off with the old geezer who apparently was in a big hurry so pulled around me in the left turn lane and almost hit me. I was waiting for the oncoming traffic to clear but I guess I wasn't fast enough for him so he decided to override me. I...
  • Oil price plunge creates economic winners, losers

    MILWAUKEE The pain at the pump is gone for now, but could we begin to feel it elsewhere? Maybe. From manufacturers who make parts and equipment for U.S. oil drillers to companies developing battery and biofuel technologies, the monthslong slide in the...
  • Homer Glen thinks 'green' for new Village Hall

    Homer Glen thinks 'green' for new Village Hall
    Homer Glen should include renewable energy and other "green" initiatives when the Woodbine banquet hall/clubhouse is remodeled into a village hall, the Village Board decided last week. "Sustainability, also saving energy, lowering energy costs …...
  • Chicago City Council should bury the E15 mandate

    Chicago City Council should bury the E15 mandate
    To their credit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of his City Council allies last week blocked, at least for now, the huge lobbying drive to impose a Chicago mandate on ethanol in gasoline that would be much higher than the national standard. The council's...
  • Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

    Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant
    A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels. The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
  • State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015

    State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015
    State regulators have turned out the lights on a rebate program that benefits solar-energy consumers. The Florida Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to end those rebates after 2015. Regulators say the program remains costly and that consumers have...