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Chicago Tribune: Plug-in vehicles outpacing hybrids in market acceptance

A long time ago, in an auto world far far away, two vehicles got plugged into the automotive marketplace. It is December 2010, and the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle joins the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in a front that would forever change the automotive landscape, ushering in a new era of car consciousness known as

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Chicago Tribune: Sen. Kirk clarifies view on climate change

After criticism from environmental groups, Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that climate change is real and human activity contributes to it. The Illinois Republican issued a statement after Environment & Energy Daily reported Thursday on remarks Kirk made a day earlier to one of its reporters. According to E&E Daily, Kirk said climate change isn’t

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E&E: Kirk disavows climate change ahead of expected Senate vote

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015   Climate change isn’t caused by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said yesterday, citing evidence that Greenland was once green — and presenting his strongest disavowal of the prevailing scientific view linking human activity to rising temperatures and sea level. Kirk’s comments come

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Chicago Tribune: State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers

Illinois governmental agencies Wednesday issued a report proposing ways to prop up Exelon’s ailing nuclear power plants, citing the economic and environmental impact that closing those plants could have on the state. The agencies suggested programs and taxes that would punish electric generators that burn carbon-based fuels and produce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Exelon’s

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