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Wood stove swaps will clean air

A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-certified wood stove and up to $4,000 to replace an outdoor wood boiler (hydronic heater).

September 18, 2014 10:00 am
TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

The United States' energy boom is benefiting all sectors of the economy, helping fuel an economic recovery that is finally producing jobs at a healthy clip and bringing down unemployment.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
ENERGY: Summer takes it easy on energy prices

ENERGY: Summer takes it easy on energy prices

The United State's energy mix continues to change in the face of environmental regulations, the shale gas boom and market requirements.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Rooftop solar workshop scheduled

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Energy conference looks to the future

Affordable, reliable and clean sources of energy for Hoosier businesses will be the topic of this year's annual Indiana Conference on Energy Management to take place Aug. 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

June 27, 2014 6:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA coal restrictions will choke Indiana’s economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA coal restrictions will choke Indiana’s economy

President Barack Obama recently announced his proposal for regulating coal, which is the centerpiece of his so-called climate change agenda.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
BLOG: Where fossil fuels are rock stars

BLOG: Where fossil fuels are rock stars

Fossil fuels are the rock stars of Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming, at least as far as their governors are concerned.

June 16, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Clean Cities to host natural gas roundtable

CROWN POINT | South Shore Clean Cities is hosting a natural gas roundtable Wednesday aimed at bringing natural gas experts together to discuss the industry.

June 10, 2014 12:40 pm

Attack on fossil fuels helps wealthy, hurts others

I would have more faith in climate change fanatics if I didn't know about the 1992 U.N. conference in Rio on population control to reduce our carbon footprint.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ontario's ruined economy really is a warning

Regarding Jim Sweeney’s April 28 letter “Alternative energy would lessen coal's footprint."

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Quenneville, Hawks give Wild plenty of respect

Quenneville, Hawks give Wild plenty of respect

CHICAGO | Waking up to the news Thursday the Blackhawks had drawn the Minnesota Wild as their Western Conference semifinals opponent, many pundits and Las Vegas oddsmakers set the defending Stanley Cup champs as prohibitive favorites.

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm
Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Blackhawks pack up Blues and onto Round 2

CHICAGO | Gifted with a man advantage for six minutes in the second period Sunday and desperate to survive, the St. Louis Blues pounded, pounded and pounded the Blackhawks again.

April 27, 2014 6:30 pm
Gas prices should peak soon, be lower than last summer

Gas prices should peak soon, be lower than last summer

Gas prices across Northwest Indiana have risen near the $4 a gallon range, but should peak soon and end up lower than they were last summer.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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
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