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Solar Energy

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  • Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar

    Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar
    Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals. “Thousands of...
  • Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects

    Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects
    With a national Solar Day of Action on Saturday, schools and public buildings across the nation may be in for financial boosts of up to $14,000 to help them go solar. As part of the public awareness campaign, an Oakland-based solar-investment...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
  • L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land

    L.A. faces choice on regulating solar cells, open land
    Worried that solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground — part of its Feed-in Tariff program...
  • Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid

    Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid
    The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair. But outages aren't a problem anymore. Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
  • President Obama, in California stop, makes push for energy efficiency

    Making the first-ever presidential stop at a Wal-Mart on Friday, President Obama urged U.S. businesses to join his administration’s efforts to improve energy efficiency -- arguing that "there are cost-effective ways to tackle climate change and...
  • River Forest schools to get solar panels

    River Forest schools to get solar panels
    River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer. Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...
  • Wasting cap-and-trade money on the bullet train

    As one who voted for California's high-speed train in 2008 but has since lost faith in its current design, route and budget, I feel that a better use of some of those cap-and-trade funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would be to finally set up a...
  • Now, about that solar farm next door

     Now, about that solar farm next door
    Last year, when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power kicked off a new program to buy electricity from local solar installations, city leaders along with environmentalists and business groups said it would be the nation's largest urban rooftop...
  • Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine

    Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine
    GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car. It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour. Bardia, a former race car...
  • Obama's Wal-Mart stop prompts labor backlash

    President Obama appears to have warmed up to Wal-Mart, much to the frustration of his party's labor wing. As a candidate for president six years ago, the then-senator from Illinois reportedly declared he would not shop at the mega-retailer long targeted...