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Renewable Energy

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  • Destroying the desert for 'green' energy

    To the editor: Industrial-scale wind farms have the significant environmental impact of killing thousands of birds every year. They mar the vast vistas and scenic views that draw tourists who visit our deserts from the world over. ("An unnecessary delay...
  • Drought cuts power production of California dams

    Shasta Dam, looming more than 600 feet tall and gatekeeper of the largest man-made lake in California, was designed to perform two crucial functions: Store water and generate power. And for decades, the massive concrete structure has channeled water...
  • By the numbers

      Amid four years of drought, reservoir levels have plunged across California. These dams are typically a small but important producer of power. Reservoir levels at some major California dams: Shasta: 50% Trinity: 36% Folsom: 54% New Melones:...
  • Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency

    Drought urgency hits rain country: Washington governor declares state emergency
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought Friday — citing historically low snowpack, dwindling rivers and rising temperatures that have plunged nearly the entire West Coast into official emergency status. “The drought has...
  • Merger of BGE parent company and Pepco approved

    Despite continuing opposition from critics that include Maryland's attorney general, state regulators approved a $6.9 billion merger between Baltimore Gas and Electric parent Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings in a split vote Friday. In applying for the...
  • Chicago landscape painter sees the art in wind turbines

    Chicago landscape painter sees the art in wind turbines
    When Brian Ritchard drove through the Midwest on road trips in recent years, he found himself struck by a relatively new sight: Wind turbines. There were so many of the tall towers with their spinning rotors on the farm fields he passed, dotting the...
  • Obama's Arctic drilling strategy: It's complicated

    Obama's Arctic drilling strategy: It's complicated
    It was just in January when environmentalists were praising President Obama for setting aside nearly 10 million acres in the Arctic Ocean for protection from oil and gas development. Weeks before that, his administration announced he would not allow...
  • Apply for energy rewards in Parkland

    Parkland residents and businesses making energy-smart home improvements or purchasing hybrid vehicles will be eligible to receive financial rewards as part of the city's energy incentive reward program. The last date to apply is May 31. The program,...
  • Solar-energy advocates praise Musk's energy-storing system

    Solar-energy advocates praise Musk's energy-storing system
    Elon Musk's plans to bring the battery technology from his Tesla automobiles into homes will be a game-changer, say state solar advocates who think the ability to store energy collected from the sun is the missing component of renewable energy. Musk...
  • Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit

     Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit
    How do you paint the wind? Chicago artist Brian Ritchard has found a way. His "Turbine Paintings" series is on exhibit through June 14 at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. "The theme for my...
  • OUC solar would rise from coal ashes

    OUC solar would rise from coal ashes
    Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators. Orlando Utilities Commission's board will be asked today to authorize...