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  • What's to be done about energy rates?

    What's to be done about energy rates?
    In the crazy days of California's 2001 electricity crisis — rolling blackouts! Enron! market manipulation! — the Legislature wisely imposed strict rules on how the state's investor-owned utilities priced energy.
  • Leading the shift to wind energy, Elgin company blows away competition

    Leading the shift to wind energy, Elgin company blows away competition
    Drive through rural Illinois and you're bound to pass a wind farm, row upon row of tall, imposing turbines, equipped with gearboxes that capture wind and convert it to electricity. Tucked away in Elgin's manufacturing community is Winergy Drive...

    High schoolers take on missiles, solar energy in STEM Challenge

    High schoolers take on missiles, solar energy in STEM Challenge
    Hundreds of high school students offered solutions to local and international problems at the 2015 STEM Challenge at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on May 20. The Illinois Science & Technology Institute and the Research and Development STEM Learning...

    Why rooftop solar users should pay to maintain the grid

    To the editor: Evan Gillespie fails to point out some important reasons the California Public Utilities Commission might rework a rate structure that he says protects those who use the least amount of energy. ("PUC may short-circuit California's fair,...

    Car noise, solar energy and golf carts: Letters

    Car noise, solar energy and golf carts: Letters
    Protection from noise I am tired of hearing the political tool that propounds fewer governmental regulations. The simple fact is that regulations are introduced solely to protect the citizens of this country, and their inalienable rights. Take,...