CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College was selected as one of four community colleges in the state participating in the Behavior Change for Energy Efficiency Pilot Program, intended to reduce energy usage through the implementation of energy monitoring and behavior change techniques.
Andy Harshaw says steel companies need to promote a culture of continuous improvement. Focusing on the future and being able to foster innovation is critical to the industry’s survival, he believes.
Dominion Energy has agreed to pay a $3.4 million civil penalty and spend about $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act violations in three locations, including its former State Line Energy plant in Hammond.
As sustainable building - "green" construction that uses environmentally friendly materials and saves energy and water - becomes more mainstream.
Let prospetive home buyers see for themselves that solar installations need not detract from the appearanc of a home. The DeSantis home in Milton, Massachusetts, sports an 8.4-kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system manufactured by Evergreen Solar of Marlboro, Massachusetts, and …
The 2.04-kilowatt grid-tied solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the Edwards home in Colorado generates clean, carbon-free electricity. Generous utility and government rebates make PV systems affordable for many homeowners and builders in Colorado. Namaste Solar Electric of Boulder,…
EAST CHICAGO | The startup of equipment at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor to recycle blast furnace gas for electricity production was lauded Monday at the integrating steelmaking complex as a tribute to partnerships between the public and private sector.
Ozinga Indiana Ready Mix Concrete in Gary is one of five recipients in Indiana sharing $526,000 in federal grant funding for energy efficiency and conservation projects.
Properly winterizing your home and yard now can help avoid problems when temperatures drop. Mice nesting under air conditioner covers, higher energy bills and frozen water pipes are just some of the issues that can creep up this winter. Avoid these problems and more in the new year with advi…
With a nearly 90-year-old house in Rye, N.Y., Melanie Cadenhead spends a large part of every winter being cold. Having shelled out about $1,000 a month last winter trying to warm up the place, she does not plan to crank the heat any higher this year.
VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas and Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler battled Thursday morning's heat and Lincolnway truck traffic noise to tout the upcoming GreenTown conference scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28 at VU.
Steel production facilities in East Chicago and Burns Harbor helped ArcelorMittal win a national award for its energy management efforts and commitment to energy efficiency.
Hoosiers have more tools at their fingertips than ever before for reducing energy use, and these new tools are just a mouse click or a phone call away.
Being 40 percent efficient may not sound great in a classroom, but it's a decent standard in the world of coal-fired power plants.
NIPSCO plans to invest $5 billion in its service territory over the next decade, including about $850 million for new scrubbers to improve air emissions at its coal-fired power plants. It is a sign of the utility's stewardship of not just the environment, but also customers' financial burdens.
INDIANAPOLIS | After getting off to a slow start, Indiana has met its goal for home weatherization five months ahead of schedule.
More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.
HAMMOND | More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.
Nearly half of Indiana coal-fired power plants are being called "top environmental offenders" in a report the NAACP released Wednesday, and the State Line Energy plant in Hammond was rated as the fifth-worst in the nation.
HAMMOND | Due to the cancellation of the Mayor's Night Out on Dec. 16, the lottery for the Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant will instead be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 27.
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