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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

    Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'

    'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'
    Is it getting hot in here? In what is likely to prove one of its most controversial episodes yet, this week's "Cosmos" lays out the powerful scientific case for climate change, framed within a tale of two planets: Venus and Earth. Venus was not much...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]

    Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]
    As the developers of the proposed Somerset County wind farm, we feel compelled to respond to the blatant — and seemingly intentional — factual misstatements put forth in recent letters to the editor by opponents of our investment. We...
  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • Koch brothers vs. the solar industry

    Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20 The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes. Billions of dollars are sucked out of our...
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...