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Energy Conservation

EDITORIAL: Loosen coal's grip, but gradually

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Dennis Weiss followed the standard line for Indiana utilities in seeking to protect coal-fired power plants, upon which the Indiana electrical grid leans heavily.

April 21, 2014 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Generate support for energy conservation

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence let the Energizing Indiana program end without his signature. Pulling the plug on that program shouldn't be the end of a push for energy conservation.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation would kill Indiana's energy efficiency programs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation would kill Indiana's energy efficiency programs

The Indiana Legislature is rushing through a bill that would terminate the state’s successful energy efficiency program, even though an independent evaluation has shown the programs are saving ratepayers $2 in costs for every dollar spent on the programs.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

Cold blast prompts call for energy conservation

The bitter cold weather and constantly running furnaces prompted some utility companies Tuesday to encourage customers to conserve energy in other ways.

January 28, 2014 12:00 pm
ArcelorMittal recognized for energy efficiency

ArcelorMittal recognized for energy efficiency

ArcelorMittal is trying to cut its energy use by 10 percent at all its plants, including in Northwest Indiana.

December 17, 2013 6:00 am

Opportunity Enterprises part of Energizing Indiana program

VALPARAISO | Northwest Indiana residents can help raise money for Opportunity Enterprises without spending a dime or leaving home.

November 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Purdue student advocates for energy conservation

Purdue student advocates for energy conservation

Purdue University sophomore Kim Reppa is looking forward to making a positive impact in the area of global energy consumption.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo considers using food to generage energy at sewage plant

VALPARAISO | With rising eletric rates, it's no mystery why staff members at the city's sewage treatment plant are always looking for ways to be more efficient.

February 18, 2012 6:00 pm

Valparaiso reaping big savings from eco-friendly LED bulbs in streetlights, traffic signals

VALPARAISO | Switching to LED lights for its streetlights and traffic signals has been a good investment for Valparaiso.

January 21, 2012 7:30 pm

Munster school one of 15 statewide chosen for energy program

Fifteen Indiana schools will be taking part in the Energy Action in Schools program this school year, including a Munster elementary school.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Keep fighting to cut military's energy costs

EDITORIAL: Keep fighting to cut military's energy costs

The correlation between energy security and national security has been brought to Indiana's attention — repeatedly — by U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., and U.S. Reps. Pete Visclosky and Joe Donnelly, both D-Ind. It's a call to action for the federal government, as well as others in this nation…

December 18, 2011 12:00 am Related

School district considering PHS lighting project

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will consider a $1 million lighting project for both the east and west buildings of Portage High School.

November 19, 2011 11:00 pm
Not too early to start preparing home for winter

Not too early to start preparing home for winter

These warm, early fall days are a perfect time to start preparing for winter.

October 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Energy-Efficient upgrades increase your home’s value. And if you make them before 2012, there are plenty of financial rewards

Energy-Efficient upgrades increase your home’s value. And if you make them before 2012, there are plenty of financial rewards

Now is a great time to capitalize on improved products that can lower your energy bills, yield a faster return on your investment, trigger tax savings and even increase your home's resale value.

September 10, 2011 12:00 am
Love of Art Fair combines with Race to the Future this Saturday

Love of Art Fair combines with Race to the Future this Saturday

Lisa Skylas, of Whiting, offers a live pottery demonstration at last year's Love of Art Fair in Whiting.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am
Love of Art Fair combines with Race to the Future this Saturday

Love of Art Fair combines with Race to the Future this Saturday

WHITING | 119th Street Artists will be hosting the sixth annual For the Love of Art Fair on Saturday in Whiting.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am
6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

6 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House

Mike Rogers sees it all too often: Homeowners want to reduce their high energy bills, so they immediately order new windows.

August 07, 2011 12:30 am Photos

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H-F High School receives $250K energy grant

FLOSSMOOR | While the weather heats up this summer, administrators at Homewood-Flossmoor High School are anticipating the chill that returns in the fall.

August 01, 2011 12:00 am
Caring for God's resources

Caring for God's resources

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Adopted by the Marian Catholic Board of Directors at its April meeting, the Caring for God's Resources plan is a campus-wide initiative with two main goals for Marian Catholic High School.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Summer-Proofing Saves Money and Resources

Summer-Proofing Saves Money and Resources

It's no surprise that our changing Midwest seasons often bring extreme temperatures for us to bear. That's why it truly pays to be prepared before the mercury makes a sudden shift one way or the other.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am
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