Friday, November 30, 2012
Argonne National Laboratory received a $120 million federal grant to create revolutionary battery technology that could help promote American energy independence.
The Argonne National Laboratory received a $120 million federal grant that could help slash dependence on foreign oil, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) announced Thursday. Argonne, a non-profit research lab operated by the University of Chicago for the Department of Energy, will devote the grant to developing revolutionary battery technology for transportation and the electric grid, according to a news release from Lipinski's office. The federal funding will be delivered over five years and "has the potential of creating a revolution in battery technology that slashes dependence on foreign oil and makes our region the worldwide leader in battery manufacturing," the news release stated. "This award sets up Argonne National …
Monday, June 11, 2012
District 181 says the adjusted hours will save the district an estimated $27,000 in energy costs.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The following is a release from District 181: As part of expenditure reduction measures in Community Consolidated School District 181, all schools, school offices and the Administration Center at Elm School will be closed on Fridays beginning with Friday, June 15, and ending Friday, August 10. The District 181 reception desk will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday from Monday, June 11, through Thursday, August 2. Regular office hours at the Administration Center will begin on Monday, August 6. From mid-June until mid-August, registration for new students will take place at the Administration Center between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For information about registration of students, call (630) 887-…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
National Dump the Pump Day has people leaving their car keys at home in favor of public transit.
Burr Ridge resident Kristin Edmonds will be commuting by train today, as she does three days every week. “With gas prices so high, I think people should take the train, but it’s hard to get everyone to stop driving so much,” said Edmonds. The 25-year-old said she and her family prefer taking the Metra to the traffic and high cost of parking in the city. “It’s quick and I can study,” said Edmonds, a student at The John Marshall Law School. Edmonds said her mother rides up to five times a week. “She loves it.” Cutting costs by taking public transit and limiting how much people drive are the goals of the sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, a joint effort of the American Public Transportation Association, Sierra Club and the …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Both Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central have received the EPA's Energy Star label for efficiency.
District 86 announced Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized both Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central High Schools as Energy Star Label recipients for 2010. The schools are two of only 48 primary and secondary schools in Illinois to earn the Energy Star label, according to a district release. The EPA awards the designation to buildings that submit data that show they follow energy-efficient practices. Both schools tracked their electric, natural gas and water usage through a third-party software system, according to the release. A third-party engineer verified the data. Buildings receive the Energy Star label by rating 75 or higher on the EPA’s 100-point scale. Hinsdale South in Darien rated 94, which means …