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Renewable Energy

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shad fish stage an uneven Chesapeake comeback

    Once severely depleted, American shad — the fish that fed the nation's founders — are finally making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. Their return, however, so far has been uneven. Spawning runs of the migratory fish have surpassed...
  • Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay

    Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay
    Once severely depleted, American shad - the fish that fed the nation's founders - are finally making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. Their return so far has been uneven, though. Spawning runs of the migratory fish have surpassed restoration goals in...
  • Consumer Reports: Maintenance That Will Maker Your Mower Last

    Whatever kind of lawn mower you have, proper maintenance should help keep it going a decade or more. Consumer Reports offers the most common ways to have your machine humming. Fuel matters most. Gasoline degrades and gums up over time. Ethanol in the gas...
  • Solar energy advocates take their ideas to College Park

    Solar energy advocates take their ideas to College Park
    When it comes to solar power, Mary Dipboye said, people usually fall into two camps – those who want to save money, and those who like the environmentally beneficial “green” effects of going solar. Dipboye, who says she is in the green...
  • Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight

    Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight
    Bertrand Piccard has flown hang gliders, and even a hot air balloon. Now he can add another aircraft to the list -- a solar-powered plane. The 57-year-old Swiss pilot, along with fellow Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, is attempting to make the first...