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Renewable Energy

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  • Richard Post, energy scientist and prolific inventor, dies at 96

    One night during World War II, Richard Post, a civilian scientist for the Navy, was summoned from his bunk in Hawaii by the legendary Adm. Chester Nimitz. The mission: Go immediately to Guam and help upgrade U.S. submarine sonar systems and train...
  • Prominent energy scientist dies in California at 96

    Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96. Post died Tuesday in Walnut Creek after a sudden illness, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday (http://...
  • Baltimore residents form solar energy co-op

    Baltimore residents form solar energy co-op
    Mark Parker has installed extra insulation in the attic of his Highlandtown house to conserve on utilities, planted vegetables in the backyard, swapped in low-flow shower heads, and even uses a special balloon in the tank of his toilet to ensure less...
  • Surprise! Utah man dons polo shirt, ends at table with Obama

    Last week, 26-year-old Lance Futch donned a white polo shirt and drove to Hill Air Force Base for what he believed was a chance to be in the audience during a news conference with a "senior White House official." Instead, he found himself sitting at a...
  • Brevini pays $375K to Delaware County for unmet jobs

    An Italian wind turbine maker will pay a central Indiana county $375,000 for failing to meet a goal of hiring 200 workers by the end of 2014. Delaware County commissioners and Brevini Wind confirmed the payment Tuesday. The Star Press reports (http://...
  • Who pays for solar power? Utilities, energy firms disagree

    One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's Energy Committee at a recent meeting centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid. It is called cost shifting, a phrase that echoed...
  • Cherokee students, state experts talk renewable energy

    Cherokee students, state experts talk renewable energy
    Cherokee Elementary School students have been learning about renewable energy by researching the best sources for Lake Forest — and state leaders are taking note. After fourth-graders from the school wrote a letter about their research to State...
  • Billionaire activist Tom Steyer testifies for sweeping climate bill

    Billionaire activist Tom Steyer testifies for sweeping climate bill
    A far-ranging climate change measure cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, as billionaire environmental benefactor Tom Steyer appeared at the Capitol to trumpet the bill's economic benefits. The measure, by Sens. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles)...
  • US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades

    Fuel-hauling tank cars need safety upgrades to keep fires from spreading after train derailments, and the public can't wait another decade for the improvements as the industry suggests, U.S. safety officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board...
  • OPRF student's engineering project gets national recognition

    OPRF student's engineering project gets national recognition
    As a child, Maya Breitenstein would go on nature hikes with her aunt, an experience that awakened her interest in environmental science. As a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, she put that interest to work in teacher Allison Hennings'...
  • Eastern Shore wind farm scrapped amid political opposition

    A Texas energy company says it's shelving plans for a wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore amid opposition from state and federal lawmakers concerned about protecting jobs at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station across the Chesapeake Bay. Pioneer...