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They put the GREEN in Walgreen’s!

Men generally think about colors very simply.  The ivy at Wrigley Field is green.  Money is green.  Women generally think about shades of colors.   I've been married 19 years now so I've hear of light green, hunter green, etc. Walgreen's has decided to look at a bunch of shades of green as they announced the opening of its first net-zero energy retail storein Evanston, Illinois today.  Using energy efficien ...

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The German energy experiment: What can we learn from it?

This is my third and last blog in a series of random thoughts through my energy fact finding mission in Germany (and Brussels) As a reminder, I'm on this trip courtesy of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and their sponsor, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). KAS is a policy organization of Angela Merkel's political party this does policy outreach and forum's on the democratic process in various countries. ...

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Germany goes away from nuclear….why?

My travels in Europe continue as I'm now in Berlin learning about Germany's "Energiewende" program -- it's national push to move to renewable energies, lower carbon dioxide emission and, at the same time, move away from nuclear energy. For those of you how haven't seen yesterday's blog post, I'm on an energy fact finding mission courtesy of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and their sponsor, Konrad Ade ...

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Energy in Europe, same stuff different language(s)?

This week's blog will include a few posts about my current trip to Brussels and Germany to find out how the EU and specifically Germany are handling their electricity needs in a political environment that is demanding lower GHG emissions AND reasonable prices by consumers. I'm on an energy fact finding mission courtesy of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and their sponsor, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS ...

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Schneider Electric “Shedd’s” some light on Chicago aquarium

Schneider Electric Proudly Partners with Shedd Aquarium to bring solar power to the fish (and sea mammals!). Just when you thought penguins and solar panels weren’t spending enough time in the same vicinity, Schneider Electric and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium have announced a new partnership to meet smart energy goals.  As part of the partnership, Schneider Electric and Shedd unveiled this past week Illinois’ l ...

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