| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A bill that could allow hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to be converted to wind farms or other renewable energy projects was approved Monday by the House of Delegates, 97 to 33.
Supporters say farmers need the ability to diversify their income...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Join Times staff writer Julie Cart for an online discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the dimming prospects of solar energy.
The Obama administration set off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the Southwest about five years ago, but...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
| Jan 31, 2014
The new year ushered in fresh starts, clean slates and new laws.
Here is a rundown on recent legislation that pertains to Illinois community associations. Unless otherwise noted, they became effective Jan. 1.
Solar and wind power. The Illinois...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green.
The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
| Jan 17, 2014
Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12
The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power.
As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:14 PM
A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land?
The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer joined executives for the grand opening of the Siemens Wind Turbine Service Training Center, Thursday, in Orlando. The 40,000-square-foot training facility, the only of its kind in North and South America,...