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Renewable Energy

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • US issues wind energy research lease off Virginia coast

    The government has given the green light for a project off Virginia's coast to test the waters for wind generation. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Tuesday that it has issued a lease to Virginia in federal waters for two wind turbines....
  • 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...
  • Rocky Hill Signs Deal For Solar Energy Generation

    ROCKY HILL — The sun could soon provide 90 percent of the energy needed in town-owned buildings and schools under a lease-purchase agreement negotiated with SolarCity Corp. The town has agreed to lease about one quarter of its undeveloped...
  • Libertyville seeks neighbors' input on warehouse parking request

    Libertyville seeks neighbors' input on warehouse parking request
    The owner of a warehouse on Route 176 wants to park more semi-trucks on his land within a short timeline, but Libertyville trustees decided to play it safe and postponed their vote until nearby residents can be included in the discussion. Mayor Terry...
  • 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...
  • New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy

    New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy
    A New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200 million plant on the Eastern Shore to extract energy from chicken manure, offering its plan as a viable remedy for the farm pollution fouling the Chesapeake Bay....
  • 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...
  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the...