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Renewable Energy

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  • 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...
  • Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda

     Last Chicago City Council meeting of year: What's on the agenda
    The Chicago City Council's last meeting of the year Wednesday is expected to include approval of revised taxi regulations, delay on a controversial ethanol requirement and the settlement of more than $13 million in lawsuits arising from wrongful...
  • Mandating E15 gasoline is a bad idea

    If the Chicago City Council moves forward with its mandate forcing Chicago gas stations to sell E15 gasoline, consumers and small-business owners could pay a hefty price. While E10 — gasoline with 10 percent ethanol — is in widespread use,...
  • Wind farm addresses climate change threat

    Wind farm addresses climate change threat
    In the past two or three weeks, The Sun has printed at least three letters dealing with the Somerset County wind farm ("Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns," Dec. 6). They differed so much in content that it was almost impossible to see...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse higher ethanol push

    Chicago aldermen endorse higher ethanol push
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under a plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...
  • Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps

    Chicago aldermen back E15 gas at city pumps
    Larger Chicago gas stations could have less than a year to start offering fuel with higher levels of ethanol under plan a key City Council committee endorsed Monday. The 11-5 vote by the Finance Committee came after hours of debate featuring such...
  • New Zealand invests $60 million in Skokie-based LanzaTech

    New Zealand invests $60 million in Skokie-based LanzaTech
    Skokie-based LanzaTech closed its fourth round of funding Monday with a $60 million investment by the New Zealand government. LanzaTech plans to revolutionize ethanol production with its gas-eating microbe which converts waste gases into useful chemicals...
  • Will aldermen revive this ethanol ruse?

    Will aldermen revive this ethanol ruse?
    Last summer the Chicago City Council briefly considered an ordinance that would require gas stations in the city to sell a blend of fuel called E15, which has the potential to damage your car engine. An E15 mandate is a patently bad idea. Changing pumps...
  • Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns

    Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns
    Andy Bowman's recent commentary regarding his company's wind power project in Somerset County does not represent the view from the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). In July,...
  • Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists

     Chicago City Council ethanol bill has been a bounty for lobbyists
    Major U.S. industries have lined up heavy hitting lobbyists over influential Ald. Ed Burke's proposal to require scores of Chicago gas stations to offer fuel with higher levels of ethanol. The battle has been brewing for months, pitting big...
  • How the PSC is letting you down (again)

    How the PSC is letting you down (again)
    Here's the really short version of how the latest big decision about our power bills played out in Tallahassee: Power companies: Hey, Florida, remember when we said we wanted to help customers save energy by encouraging rooftop solar panels? Florida:...