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  • Correction: Obama Surprise story

    In a story April 8 about a Utah man's meeting with President Barack Obama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company the man works for. The company's name is Vivint Solar, not Vivant Solar. A corrected version of the story is...
  • Save money with solar energy

    Save money with solar energy
    Regarding your recent report "Baltimore residents form solar energy co-op" (April 11) there has been an important development for solar energy in Maryland. This month the General Assembly passed a bill championed by Sen. Victor Ramirez and Del. Luke...
  • Boom puts spotlight on renewing solar tax break

    WASHINGTON Solar energy is booming in the United States and the industry wants everyone to know it. But winning an extension of a key solar tax break in a Republican Congress suspicious of green energy won't be easy, especially as regulatory and market...
  • Tri-Rail's Pompano station going green

    Tri-Rail's Pompano station going green
    Q: What's the status of Tri-Rail's Pompano Beach station, which was being reconstructed as a "green" station. I was wondering how much Tri-Rail plans to save each year by going solar at this stop. Brad Temple, Fort Lauderdale A: Tri-Rail's governing...
  • Letter: "Debate over global warming is not over despite Common Core claims"

    The scientific debate over global warming is not closed. According to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey only 20% of likely U.S. voters believe the scientific debate about global warming is over. Sixty-three percent (63%) disagree...
  • Science fair a hit at Oak Brook elementary school

    Science fair a hit at Oak Brook elementary school
    Brook Forest School science teachers Andrew Griffith and Shelly McComas both were feeling pretty good about the school's annual science fair April 15 after 65 students presented 38 different projects. All but a few projects were completed and...
  • Baltimore residents form solar energy co-op

    Baltimore residents form solar energy co-op
    Mark Parker has installed extra insulation in the attic of his Highlandtown house to conserve on utilities, planted vegetables in the backyard, swapped in low-flow shower heads, and even uses a special balloon in the tank of his toilet to ensure less...
  • Apple invests in U.S. forest conservation, China solar project

    Apple invests in U.S. forest conservation, China solar project
    Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: April 12 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, on Thom Tillis: Thom Tillis is a quick study. Just a few months into his first term as a U.S. senator from North Carolina, he's playing a pretty...
  • Budget panel removes $250,000 for wind power study

    The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to remove $250,000 for a new study on the negative effects of wind power. Gov. Scott Walker had called for spending the money on a study to look at the effects of noise and shadow flicker on people who...
  • 'Solarize' campaign's live installation welcomes questions

    When Matt Holland had his house built, he had the roof pitched so it would capture the maximum amount of solar rays. "I knew at some point I would get solar power," he said on Saturday, April 11, as workers installed 60 solar panels on his roof. "I...