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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. The idea was to protect...
  • Solar Industry, Towns Battle Over Local Rooftop Panel Rules

    Solar Industry, Towns Battle Over Local Rooftop Panel Rules
    HARTFORD — Efforts to encourage more residential rooftop solar panels in Connecticut are being slowed by a cumbersome permitting process at the local level, the industry says. Towns and cities say that more rules will cost money. From these two...
  • Renovated Quakertown High School may provide solar power for purchase

    Renovated Quakertown High School may provide solar power for purchase
    Quakertown Community School District may add solar panels to the high school to cut its electric bills. At its meeting Thursday night, the school board voted 5-3 to negotiate a power purchase agreement with Moore Energy of Southampton, Bucks County. As...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Jean's Hot List: Ten fun facts about the Indianapolis 500

    The Jean Knows Cars Staff JeanKnowsCars.com Have you ever been to the Indy 500? That's OK; watching it on TV is good, even if not quite the same as being in the middle of the action. The 99th running of the legendary race happens Sunday and will air...
  • Maryland embraces solar power

    Maryland embraces solar power
    For too long, solar energy has primarily been available to Maryland residents who live in single-family homes with maximum sun exposure who can afford to pay for the installation of solar panels on their sloped roofs. Thanks to two bills passed by the...
  • Department of Energy: Taller turbines would bring wind energy to Florida

    Department of Energy: Taller turbines would bring wind energy to Florida
    Long dismissed as a wasteland by wind-energy producers, it turns out Florida does have enough breeze to generate lots of electricity — but it will take some reaching to get it, according to new federal findings. The U.S. Department of Energy...
  • Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure

    Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure
    The deadly Amtrak derailment on Tuesday is just another symptom of Congress' refusal to address the United States' decrepit infrastructure. Amtrak is notoriously underfunded, with a huge capital expenditure backlog. While the cause of the crash is not yet...