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Renewable Energy

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  • 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'...
  • Shore wind project scrapped amid political roadblocks

    Shore wind project scrapped amid political roadblocks
    The developer of a wind energy project planned for Somerset County has abandoned the proposal, citing the continued opposition of Southern Maryland lawmakers concerned about protecting the work of the naval air station in their region. The decision to...
  • Prosecutors: Man in biodiesel scam made death threats

    Prosecutors say a suspect in a $90 million biodiesel scam made threats to harm or kill people who might give evidence against him. The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/1Pdlpza ) reports 49-year-old Joseph Furando of New Jersey and several alleged co-...
  • 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...
  • High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts

    With the touch of a finger on an iPod-style screen, Eric Besenfelder can monitor and troubleshoot the shiny, wood-pellet furnace that heats Athens Elementary School in the Hudson Valley. Like the smoky, outdoor wood boilers that have proliferated in...
  • Menhaden: The stock is healthy, so should harvest cuts remain?

    Menhaden: The stock is healthy, so should harvest cuts remain?
    In February, a regional fisheries commission reversed course and announced Atlantic menhaden were neither being overfished nor experiencing overfishing — an important finding for Virginia, which has the only menhaden rendering plant left on the East...
  • Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley ready to run again at age 81

    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley says his age won't slow him down as he runs for a 7th term. "I think that age isn't a factor or I wouldn't be running for office — or I wouldn't be running this morning," said the spry 81-year-old Friday, referring to his...
  • LePage aims to cut prices, transform Maine's energy future

    Maine became the regional wind power leader under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, but change is in the air as Gov. Paul LePage makes an aggressive push away from his predecessor's renewable energy policies. The outspoken Republican, who says wind power is...
  • Californians with century-old water rights face restrictions

    Farms and other Californians that have been shielded from water reductions because of century-old claims could face new restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board said Friday. It's another sign of the rising severity of California's drought,...
  • Duke Energy announces plans to double solar energy in Florida

    Duke Energy plans to install up to 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar power in Florida over the next decade, doubling the amount now installed across the Sunshine State. The announcement this week comes as a diverse coalition seeking to allow Florida...
  • Obama visits Utah to tout solar energy as good for jobs, climate

    SALT LAKE CITY President Barack Obama said the U.S. economy is being buffeted by slowdowns overseas and made a pitch for his proposals on infrastructure, education and energy as the remedy to sustain growth. Appearing before an array of solar panels at...