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Powers given another month in quest for trash-to-ethanol plant financing

Powers Energy of America remained in breach of contract with Lake County's solid waste board but was given another month to try to prove it can finance its long proposed trash-to-ethanol plant.

July 19, 2012 9:30 pm
Electric vehicles present 'significant market opportunity' in NWI

Electric vehicles present 'significant market opportunity' in NWI

VALPARAISO | In the next five years, there could be thousands of new drivers of electric vehicles in Northern Indiana, according to an estimate from a national developer of vehicle charging station networks.

May 22, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Public invited to attend electric vehicle forum in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Experts in alternative energies will present best practices and recommendations to increase the use of electric motor vehicles at a May 22 forum.

May 18, 2012 10:00 am

Valparaiso's David Garfin is the proud owner of a Fisker Karma

In 2006, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? stunned audiences by revealing that an electric car had been produced, was practical, produced no emissions and was fast—and owners loved it. But, according to the movie's producers, the fleet of leased cars was literally crushed in the A…

April 22, 2012 11:55 am
Most Lake communities claim no commitment to trash-to-ethanol

Most Lake communities claim no commitment to trash-to-ethanol

Municipal support for Lake County's trash-to-ethanol proposal does not appear as strong as proponents of the project have claimed, a Times survey of city and town leaders shows.

April 14, 2012 8:55 pm
Utility getting people in line for IN-Charge

Utility getting people in line for IN-Charge

MERRILLVILLE | Although there is much debate about the pace American drivers will adopt electric vehicles, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is investing money in a program to boost the ranks within its service territory.

April 05, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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NIPSCO selects residential charging station administrator

The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is expected Thursday to name 350Green LLC as the administrator of a pilot program providing electric vehicle charging stations for residential customers.

April 04, 2012 5:45 pm
Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Nissan automobile dealers are hoping the automaker's Leaf plug-in electric vehicle will capture interest from motorists who may want to wean themselves off the gasoline diet.

March 14, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Dealers want electric Leaf to generate demand

Nissan automobile dealers are hoping the automaker's Leaf plug-in electric vehicle will capture interest from motorists who may want to wean themselves off the gasoline diet. Rob Coffey of Bob Rohrman Nissan in Burns Harbor says that if gas prices continue to rise, it could drive more people…

March 14, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Waste district board members, director doubt trash-to-ethanol financing plan

Champions and opponents of Lake County's trash-to-ethanol proposal expressed a lack of confidence Wednesday in the ability of a purported hedge fund manager to finance the controversial project.

February 01, 2012 6:30 pm

Waste district postpones meeting, plans update on trash-to-ethanol financing

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has postponed its board meeting set for today, citing advice from its attorney.

January 18, 2012 3:44 pm

Trash-to-ethanol financing data denied

The Lake County solid waste district claims it has little or no information a political critic has requested regarding possible financing of the proposed trash-to-ethanol plant.

January 10, 2012 5:00 pm

Former sheriff seeks proof of financing for trash-to-ethanol plant

The former Lake County sheriff is seeking answers regarding the absent financing for a proposed south county trash-to-ethanol plant.

January 10, 2012 10:00 am

Diesel engine retrofitter a new Purdue research partner in M'ville

The Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana said Thursday it has a new affiliation with a California-based company that uses technology to make heavy-duty diesel engines run more efficiently.

December 08, 2011 5:00 pm

Solid waste district plans teleconference with possible financing agent for ethanol plant

Lake County solid waste management officials plan to ask questions Wednesday night of a hedge fund chairman regarding potential financing of a controversial trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider.

November 14, 2011 5:55 pm
Councilman to Powers: Show financing for plant

Councilman to Powers: Show financing for plant

A Lake County solid waste management official wants to give Earl Powers 90 days to prove he can finance the trash-to-ethanol plant that he pledged more than 1,000 days ago to build.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ryfa to Powers: Show evidence of financing for trash-to-ethanol plant

Ryfa to Powers: Show evidence of financing for trash-to-ethanol plant

A Lake County solid waste management official wants to give Earl Powers 90 days to prove he can finance the trash-to-ethanol plant that he pledged more than 1,000 days ago to build.

October 08, 2011 8:30 pm Photos

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State buying used cars

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois officials aren't exactly trolling the classified ads searching for deals, but the down economy and a woeful budget situation have triggered a surge in used vehicle purchases by the state.

January 29, 2011 12:00 am
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