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Renewable Energy

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  • Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system

     Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system
    The federal government Friday announced regulations aimed at enhancing the safety of mile-long trains carrying crude oil that are traveling through the Chicago area in increasing numbers and that critics say pose a huge danger to lives and property....
  • Five questions for Elon Musk about Tesla's battery business plan

    Five questions for Elon Musk about Tesla's battery business plan
    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk plans to launch the electric car market into a new product line -- batteries for home and business energy storage. That would allow users, for instance, to charge batteries at night -- when energy rates are cheap...
  • Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents

    Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents
    In June of 2009, seventeen tank cars of the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad left the rails near Cherry Valley, Ill., dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol into a Rock River tributary, causing one of the largest fish kills in Illinois...
  • A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef
    Experts have reported some good news about their long-running efforts to protect fish in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A ban on fishing in one large portion of the reef has helped fish throughout the habitat. The protections also appear to...
  • Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead

    Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead
    California has already adopted some of the world's most aggressive policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Now Gov. Jerry Brown has raised the bar even higher — setting a new, more ambitious target to reduce the pollutants that are responsible for...
  • Power play: The battle over your electric bill

    Power play: The battle over your electric bill
    Want to see a lobbyists' dream? Check out the fight in Springfield over who will sell you electricity and how much you'll pay for it. The market for electricity has become competitive, to a point. Nuclear plants provide about half the power in Illinois,...
  • NextEra Energy reports better-than-expected quarter

    NextEra Energy reports better-than-expected quarter
    A boom in wind and solar energy across North America and more people moving into Florida lifted revenue and profits for NextEra Energy in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. The company, based in Palm Beach County, early Wednesday...
  • CPNA exploring the possibilities of solar energy

    CPNA exploring the possibilities of solar energy
    With the nickname the Sunshine State, Florida seems like a natural for more and more people to invest in solar energy, Mary Dipboye said. “Lots and lots of rooftops,” said Dipboye. “I thought, ‘Why can’t we do that in...
  • Innovative Method soap factory shows historic Pullman has a future

    Innovative Method soap factory shows historic Pullman has a future
    When President Barack Obama declared historic Pullman a national monument in February, the focus was on the past: the company town of railroad carmaker George Pullman, the violent labor strike of 1894 and the Pullman porters who set the stage for the...
  • St. Charles in running for solar project

     St. Charles in running for solar project
    St. Charles could house two acres of ground solar panels to provide a renewable form of energy for its residents before the end of the year. Tom Bruhl, electric services manager, told aldermen Monday night that the city was selected by the Illinois...
  • Lawsuit Challenges A Bedrock Of Connecticut's Energy Policy

    Lawsuit Challenges A Bedrock Of Connecticut's Energy Policy
    A New York clean energy developer is suing Connecticut over its renewable energy subsidy program, claiming the state’s policy violates constitutional rules about regulating business across state lines.  The chief executive of Allco Finance...