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Solar Energy

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  • Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?

    Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?
    Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
  • Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path A Scenic, Energizing Daycation

    Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path A Scenic, Energizing Daycation
    EAST BAY BIKE PATH, R.I. — There's a two wheeled revolution underway in Rhode Island. Since the early '90s the Ocean State has paved, marked, and blazed its way to becoming a haven for bicyclists. The state now boasts 64 miles of paved bike paths,...
  • Green Wheels: No Fracking Way

    Green Wheels: No Fracking Way
    CROTON-ON-HUDSON - I love the Clearwater Festival, an annual celebration of the glorious Hudson River. The river is as clean as it is (nobody's perfect) because Pete Seeger got it in his head back in 1966 to do something about the pollution, and created...
  • Illinois counties can do little but brace for fracking's impact

    CREAL SPRINGS, Ill.-- Oil and gas companies and environmental groups have hashed out legislation they say would make Illinois a national leader in protecting public health and the environment from fracking.    The proposal covering the process more...
  • Apodaca: Irvine Unified casts a ray of inventiveness

    Say you're an educator and you had an opportunity to save money, do something beneficial for the environment and provide an excellent teaching opportunity for students. It would be a no-brainer, right? So why isn't every school district in California...
  • MetLife, GE Team Up To Provide $247 Million To Kansas Wind Farm

    MetLife, GE Team Up To Provide $247 Million To Kansas Wind Farm
    MetLife and an arm of General Electric that finances energy projects have teamed up for the second time this year as investors in a major wind farm in the Great Plains. This time, GE Energy Financial Services and MetLife Inc. joined Union Bank to invest...
  • Council hears recommendation on solar energy

    The City Council took to heart the recommendation by the Environmental Sustainability Committee to investigate solar energy systems for public buildings. Staff was directed at the Nov. 13 meeting to consult with solar energy companies to determine...
  • Union is trying to protect students

    The loss of 125 classroom teachers that Glendale Unified School District students will be facing next year was left out of the Nov. 3 editorial, "Union’s position is a loss for students." The district, in its first draft of the Race to the Top...
  • Hampton Roads Solar Tour: See how local homes use the power of the sun to operate

    Hampton Roads Solar Tour: See how local homes use the power of the sun to operate
    See how homes use solar power in different ways during the Hampton Roads Solar Tour Oct. 6-7. A major new feature this year is an extension of the tour to the Middle Peninsula, according to Ken Wright, spokesman for the tour, which is sponsored by the...
  • Council hears solar panel review

    The visual impact of solar panels can be minimized, according to a report presented by the Environmental Sustainability Committee reported at the Oct. 2 City Council meeting. The committee, tasked by the council to research the availability of...
  • Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant

    Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant
    SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego State University engineering professor working to make large-scale solar energy generation more efficient was awarded a $3.9 million federal grant, the school announced Tuesday. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's...
  • Aetna Adds Solar Capabilities To Windsor Office Location

     Aetna Adds Solar Capabilities To Windsor Office Location
    Aetna said Monday it is conducting finals tests on 975 solar panels that cover a field next to the insurer's Windsor office — doubling Aetna's solar energy capabilities in Connecticut. In conjunction with Earth Day on Monday, Aetna said the solar...