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Carbon Emissions Stall for First Time in Decades

March 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that global energy sector emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014. This is the first plateau in emissions of the greenhouse gas in four decades excepting periods of economic downturn.
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Bulls and Blackhawks Ditch the Red, Opt for Green

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

The United Center

The Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks are both headed to the playoffs this year. But the teams’ fans had another reason to cheer in the first environmentally friendly “Go-Green” games recently held at the Madhouse on Madison.
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Nation’s Largest Solar Plant Provides Ray of Hope for Alternative Power

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

It seems so simple. Coal and oil are dirty, finite resources while sunlight is clean and ubiquitous. So why haven’t we made the change? There are many reasons but the most looming is money. It still costs two to three times as much to produce one kilowatt hour of solar power compared to conventional means. The best way for alternative energy to achieve parity with fossil fuels is expanded production. Increase the scale and prices will decrease.
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