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Renewable Energy

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Car noise, solar energy and golf carts: Letters

    Car noise, solar energy and golf carts: Letters
    Protection from noise I am tired of hearing the political tool that propounds fewer governmental regulations. The simple fact is that regulations are introduced solely to protect the citizens of this country, and their inalienable rights. Take,...
  • Why rooftop solar users should pay to maintain the grid

    To the editor: Evan Gillespie fails to point out some important reasons the California Public Utilities Commission might rework a rate structure that he says protects those who use the least amount of energy. ("PUC may short-circuit California's fair,...
  • Jean's Hot List: Ten fun facts about the Indianapolis 500

    The Jean Knows Cars Staff JeanKnowsCars.com Have you ever been to the Indy 500? That's OK; watching it on TV is good, even if not quite the same as being in the middle of the action. The 99th running of the legendary race happens Sunday and will air...
  • Last drought victims: Q&A on California senior water rights

    Farmers and other landowners who staked the earliest claims to California's water are last to suffer cutbacks at times of drought under the state's water-rights system. Now the dry spell has become so severe that even some of these 4,000 "senior water...
  • Maryland embraces solar power

    Maryland embraces 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...