Sanders urges political revolution, Green New Deal support

Politics 05/13/19, 20:32

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called for a political revolution on Monday night as he and other speakers urged approval of the Green New Deal, a sweeping plan to address climate change. Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, called for an end to all tax breaks and subsidies ...

Rescuing nuclear power plants could come with conditions

U.S. 03/03/19, 09:23

With nuclear power plant owners seeking a rescue in Pennsylvania, a number of state lawmakers are signaling that they are willing to help, with conditions.Giving nuclear power plants what opponents call a bailout could mean a politically risky vote to hike electric bills.One key motivator for lawmakers could be attaching ...

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

California 02/23/19, 14:50

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media. The 15-minute video of the impromptu Friday meeting captures the students and Feinstein debating the merits of the Green ...

Speaker DeLeo proposes $1B for energy efficiency grants

Tech 02/22/19, 15:25

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled a plan to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years aimed at helping cities and towns adopt new technologies designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen infrastructure projects and reduce municipal costs.The initiative — called GreenWorks — would include funding for renewable ...

McConnell wields Green New Deal as bludgeon against Dems

Politics 02/12/19, 21:04

The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats — including a cast of presidential candidates — into a political bind. The plan, initially championed by freshman ...

California first state to mandate solar power for new homes

U.S. 12/06/18, 15:39

California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission.The unanimous action on Wednesday finalizes a previous vote by the Energy Commission and fulfills a decade-old goal to make the state reliant on ...

10-acre solar farm in Freeborn County gets OK

Enviroment 10/26/18, 22:47

ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Freeborn County Board of Commissioners last week unanimously approved the construction of an approximately 10-acre solar farm north of Hartland near the county line. The farm, expected to provide solar power for at least 25 years, was approved after Freeborn County Environmental Services said it met standards. Construction ...

Solar power coming to Dixon Walmart, Sterling Distribution Center

Business 10/23/18, 22:59

DIXON – Solar power soon will be coming to the Dixon Walmart and the Sterling Walmart Distribution Center. Walmart announced an agreement Tuesday with California-based SunPower to install solar energy systems at 19 Walmarts and two distribution centers across Illinois, with construction slated for the first half of the new year. The ...

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