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Renewable Energy

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  • Senate passes bill temporarily renewing tax breaks

    Dozens of temporary tax breaks, including big ones for business research, wind power and foreign profits, were renewed by the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday, putting to rest worries that further delays in dealing with the so-called tax extenders might foul...
  • 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...
  • In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet

    Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and Australia. Representatives of...
  • Parents @ Play: Are we there yet?

    The relentless holiday frenzy that started just after Halloween is almost done. But plenty of us haven't finished our holiday shopping. Here are some great, almost-last-minute gifts that you and the pre-tweens, actual tweens, and teens in your life will...
  • US to be net exporter of oil by 2020, Exxon Mobil says

    North America will become a net exporter of oil and other petroleum liquids by 2020, Exxon Mobil forecast Tuesday. The company predicts that increased fracking and oil sands development would push North American production toward the equivalent of 30...
  • 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...
  • Malloy's Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court Challenge

    Malloy's Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court Challenge
    The Malloy administration's high-profile plan to buy clean energy from a wind farm in northern Maine has survived a legal challenge that argued that the nearly $1 billion contract violated federal energy laws. In September 2013, the state Department...