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  • Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance

    Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance
    The saying goes that the only thing you can count on when it comes to Chicago weather is change. In addition to cold winters and hot summers Mother Nature often throws in an unseasonably cool day in the summer or an unexpected thaw mid-winter. Whether...
  • Finally, Carbon Limits On Power Plants

    I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....
  • Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

    Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted
    A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
  • 2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine
    A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car. Our...
  • Irvine's new majority turns to Great Park

    Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park. Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
  • Will E85 save you money?

    Will E85 save you money?
    Spikes in gas prices often turn attention toward alternative fuels. Ethanol alcohol, in the form of E85, is occasionally in the news due to political debates, automotive marketing and the controversial rise in global food prices. GM (the largest...
  • Glendale smart meter launch nears

    Glendale smart meter launch nears
    All Glendale Water & Power customers next month will be billed through the 120,000 “smart meters” the utility has been installing for nearly two years, officials announced this week. And as the utility begins to collect more personal data...
  • Carbon Motors announces plans for multipurpose truck

    Carbon Motors announces plans for multipurpose truck
    Carbon Motors plans to launch production of a new vehicle before the end of 2013. The vehicle, called the Carbon TX7, is an all-wheel-drive truck capable of carrying up to ten passengers. The company said the TX7 is priced at about $150,000. Carbon...
  • Ethanol race cars have power to burn

    Ethanol race cars have power to burn
    Cars competing in the 10-race 2013 American Le Mans Series are, with one exception, using E10 or E85 fuel. But it’s not exactly the ethanol consumers find at their favorite filling stations. “These fuels have 100 octane ratings,”...
  • Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use

    Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use
    Are motorsports a proving ground for fuel savings and cleaner air? Fewer pit stops would mean faster overall times. But hairpin turns on high-speed straightaways don’t sound economical or clean. For the past several years, though, tire maker...
  • Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes

    Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes
    Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money. According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...
  • Trip Wire: Charging ahead, pocket engine, trash-strapped

    Trip Wire: Charging ahead, pocket engine, trash-strapped
    As you're checking out electric bicycles for Bike to Work Week, take a side trip to follow this week's green vehicle news from across the Web: US added about 180 charging stations in May: Good news for plug-in owners -- according to the U.S....