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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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • River Forest schools to get solar panels

    River Forest schools to get solar panels
    River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer. Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...
  • 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...
  • Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions

    Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions
    CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
  • Clash over Valley solar project spurs push for more city control

    Clash over Valley solar project spurs push for more city control
    A Los Angeles councilman wants to tighten city control over solar installations after one proposed project -- an array of 3,500 solar cells slated for Lake View Terrace -- set off an uproar among neighbors in a rural, residential, horse-keeping area....
  • Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project

    Dominion Virginia Power wins up to $47 million for wind project
    Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday. The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
  • Being green has never been easier

    Who says it’s not easy being green? When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment. It is more...