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Renewable Energy

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  • Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gas

    Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state. The move comes as...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5 Gov. Scott Walker's evolving views on corn-based ethanol In the jagged terrain of ethanol politics, Gov. Scott Walker, presidential candidate, is finding it hard to find his footing. And hard not to look politically...
  • NC House OKs freezing renewable energy demands on utilities

    A renewed effort to freeze the percentage of North Carolina's retail electricity sales required to come from renewable sources or efficient efforts passed the state House on Wednesday Lawmakers voted 77-32 in favor of their version of the "regulatory...
  • Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight

    Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight
    Bertrand Piccard has flown hang gliders, and even a hot air balloon. Now he can add another aircraft to the list -- a solar-powered plane. The 57-year-old Swiss pilot, along with fellow Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, is attempting to make the first...
  • Hawaii passes bills on energy, sex trafficking, rail tax

    Hawaii lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday heading into the final days of the Legislative session, approving plans that could raise taxes, save energy and ban sex trafficking. A bill to set up a system of medical marijuana dispensaries is scheduled...
  • CCBC to get more than a quarter of its electricity from solar

    CCBC to get more than a quarter of its electricity from solar
    The campuses of the Community College of Baltimore County will host an array of solar panels capable of supplying 27 percent of the college's electricity needs by the end of this year. CCBC and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon, the parent company of...
  • Talk of the County: Proud of Zion's peaceful protesting of police shooting

    Talk of the County: Proud of Zion's peaceful protesting of police shooting
      Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Proud of Zion residents I...
  • Paper towels, toilet tissue latest uses for wheat straw

    Paper towels, toilet tissue latest uses for wheat straw
    WICHITA, Kansas — A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products...
  • Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

    A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean for...
  • Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone

    Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone
    Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between...
  • IKEA's plans to generate on-site power hit a snag

    Just a few weeks after breaking ground on a new store in Burbank, IKEA officials were in City Council chambers Tuesday to protest a policy that would keep them from generating their own power at the site using fuel-cell technology. At the urging of...