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  • Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?

    Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies in the Legislature want California to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, an increase from the target of one-third by 2020. However, making sure all that clean energy can be used when needed...
  • Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida

    Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida
    The nationwide Solar Energy Industries Association has given "strong support" to a 2016 ballot initiative in Florida that could allow consumers in the state to buy electricity from companies other than utilities. The association calls the initiative...
  • County explores solar power pilot program for Animal Control building

    County explores solar power pilot program for Animal Control building
    Kane County Animal Control is the perfect place for a solar power pilot program which could provide immediate savings for the county, officials said. "We have a pretty good foundation for making energy improvements in county buildings," Resource...
  • ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say

    ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say
    Commonwealth Edison on Thursday unveiled a plan that it billed as an expansion of ongoing efforts to overhaul the power grid and invest in renewable energy but that critics said would result in customers paying more to the electricity giant. The...
  • Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

    Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband
    What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer? Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient’s temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to...
  • Are Residents With Solar Panels 'Makers' Or 'Takers'?

    Are Residents With Solar Panels 'Makers' Or 'Takers'?
    HARTFORD — One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's energy committee Tuesday centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid. It is called cost shifting, a phrase...
  • Rocky Hill Signs Deal For Solar Energy Generation

    ROCKY HILL — The sun could soon provide 90 percent of the energy needed in town-owned buildings and schools under a lease-purchase agreement negotiated with SolarCity Corp. The town has agreed to lease about one quarter of its undeveloped...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Northeast Solar Groups Unite For Policy Push

    The solar industry in the Northeast has found its voice. Solar business representatives from nine states have formed a coalition with two universities to push for uniform clean energy policies. "There's too many instances of reinventing the wheel at the...
  • PZC OKs Solar Panels At Two Avon Schools

    PZC OKs Solar Panels At Two Avon Schools
    AVON — The planning and zoning commission has approved plans to put solar power panels on the roofs at Avon Middle School and Avon High School. The panels will be installed by Solar City. The town has an agreement with the company to buy...
  • Villages group aims to educate people on preserving the environment

    THE VILLAGES — Members of the new Preserve Our Environment community discussion group hope to educate and motivate those who attend to learn more about sustaining and protecting natural resources. Since the group's first meeting in November, expert...