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Renewable Energy

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  • For water's sake, Chicago researchers reach across the seas to Israel

    For water's sake, Chicago researchers reach across the seas to Israel
    The Arava desert, a salty wasteland dotted with tufts of scrub, gets only about an inch of rain each year. And yet cows lazily low at dairy farms that collectively produce nearly 8 million gallons of milk annually. Orange bell peppers flourish in a long...
  • NextEra Energy's purchase of Hawaii's utility raises concerns

    NextEra Energy's purchase of Hawaii's utility raises concerns
    Plans by Florida Power & Light's parent company to buy Hawaii's largest utility for $4.3 billion are stirring debate in that state. With some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, Hawaii has ambitious goals to develop renewable energy to help...
  • In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet

    Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and Australia. Representatives of...
  • State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015

    State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015
    State regulators have turned out the lights on a rebate program that benefits solar-energy consumers. The Florida Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to end those rebates after 2015. Regulators say the program remains costly and that consumers have...
  • Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

    Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant
    A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels. The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
  • Chicago City Council should bury the E15 mandate

    Chicago City Council should bury the E15 mandate
    To their credit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of his City Council allies last week blocked, at least for now, the huge lobbying drive to impose a Chicago mandate on ethanol in gasoline that would be much higher than the national standard. The council's...
  • Homer Glen thinks 'green' for new Village Hall

    Homer Glen thinks 'green' for new Village Hall
    Homer Glen should include renewable energy and other "green" initiatives when the Woodbine banquet hall/clubhouse is remodeled into a village hall, the Village Board decided last week. "Sustainability, also saving energy, lowering energy costs …...
  • Ticked off! @ meat prices

    I'm ticked off with the old geezer who apparently was in a big hurry so pulled around me in the left turn lane and almost hit me. I was waiting for the oncoming traffic to clear but I guess I wasn't fast enough for him so he decided to override me. I...
  • Libertyville schools' solar panels help teach, cut costs

    Libertyville schools' solar panels help teach, cut costs
    The gray skies that seem permanently parked over the Upper Midwest from November to March are still letting through enough solar energy to help power two school buildings in north suburban Libertyville District 70, according to district officials....
  • White House threatens to put brakes on alternative fuels

    White House threatens to put brakes on alternative fuels
    As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car, they are confronting an unexpected obstacle: the White House. Yielding to...
  • Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel

    Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel
    Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it completed the first test flight using green diesel, a fuel blend of oils and fats already used in trucks and other ground transportation. Boeing officials have said the use of green diesel for jets is a "major...