| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Thanks for your Tribune reporter Julie Wernau’s thorough and informative article on Clean Line Energy Partners and its plan to build transmission lines from the wind-rich Great Plains states to where electricity is needed, including Illinois...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Julie Wernau’s story about new, privately funded power-line projects to unlock the potential of Great Plains wind power was fascinating. This is, in my view, an exciting development because it clears up one of the biggest bottlenecks in the growth...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:43 AM
The energy landscape in Illinois is set to change in dramatic fashion in 2015.
By year-end, the state could see an oil boom downstate, nuclear plants on the chopping block and forward momentum for a wind-power superhighway to carry wind-generated...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:19 PM
I agree with Barack Obama’s description of Judy Baar Topinka. “She was blunt, pragmatic, unfailingly cheerful and energetic, and always willing to put politics aside to find common-sense solutions that made a difference for the people of...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Recently, police-bashing has become very popular. Their work behavior is under a microscope. I think it’s time the statistics for the number of police either injured/killed in the performance of their duty should be publicized. It’s not a...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Marylanders really, really want to get more of their electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind, a new poll finds. Most also apparently back government mandates to make it happen, even if they have to pay a little more for their power.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Siemens Orlando offices were involved in the company’s wind divisions signing two long-term wind service agreements for wind farms in Washington State
The wind farms have 132 turbines between them, near the city of Roosevelt, WA: White Creek...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geyser field dry.
But the industry's shortsightedness — and its slowness...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:34 PM
A politically divisive Eastern Shore wind energy project hit a new roadblock Thursday, as the Pentagon lodged a formal objection to it, saying the towering turbines would interfere with operations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River across the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:14 PM
If amateur art critics don't like the look of the latest sculpture by Orlando artist collective Shine Shed, they can change it.
The untitled towering work debuts Saturday night at Orlando's annual Creative City Project, which brings free theater, music,...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Highland Park High School's Green School Initiative club hopes to eventually help the school use solar energy to generate most of its electricity.
Club member Garren Kalter, a sophomore, says he might graduate before solar panels get purchased and...