Planners Envision an Electric Highway Future

The U.S. interstate highway system covers 800,000 acres which are “doing nothing but holding up concrete,” an electric-vehicle advocate said at a “Transportation Revolution” symposium Tuesday, envisioning highways lined with solar panels delivering power directly to autonomous semitrucks.

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US Spying

Andre Chartrand, a former vice president of engineering, claims Solarflare Communications illegally fired and defamed him to retaliate for his refusal to participate with the government in “illegal international espionage” involving embedding “spy software for transmission to Chinese customers,” in San Diego Superior Court.

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Suit Claims Wisconsin Agency Discriminates Against Customer-Generated Energy

Renewable-energy advocates filed a lawsuit against a Wisconsin state regulatory agency Thursday, claiming it is shorting utility customers producing energy from renewable sources for the juice they sell back to the state’s major utility company and giving preferential pricing to that monopoly for its own power.

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Green Energy Installations in Upper Midwest Offer Best Bang for Buck

While renewable energy helps to cut down on harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a Harvard study released Tuesday finds that installing wind turbines and solar power in the Upper Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions can help maximize improvements in both public health and the economy.

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