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Renewable Energy

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  • 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...
  • California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it

    California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it
    On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets. So officials made an odd request in a state that prides...
  • As wind power booms, Texas lawmakers consider yanking support

    DALLAS Thousands of wind turbines have sprung up across West Texas and up and down the Gulf Coast. Companies as diverse as Google and Dow Chemical are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas in a race to lower their carbon emissions. With...
  • 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...
  • Kansas Legislature mulls slashing green energy incentives

    Renewable energy groups say two proposals in the Kansas Legislature would threaten the young industry's existence by shortening a lifetime property tax exemption for wind and solar farms and imposing a 4.33 percent excise tax on ethanol fuel and renewable...
  • 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...
  • Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

    Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband
    What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer? Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient’s temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to...
  • Quickly for March 19: 'Help prevent gridlock by honking'

    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. Our local leaders and politicians want to turn the Dyer/Munster area into a Chicago...