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August 2016

What the 'New' means in New Times

On Feb. 8, 1995, New Times published a sympathetic cover story profiling four local anti-abortion activists. Exactly one week later, the San Luis Obispo Planned Parenthood clinic was gutted by an arsonist.
That cover story, penned by Coleen Bondy,…

ComEd doesn't deliver any solar energy to its Chicago-area customers, and California-based SolarCity doesn't do business in Illinois, but from distant reaches of the country, and from opposite ends of the power grid, the two companies have come to…

Energy Storage Teaches Utilities How To Hurry

Accustomed to conservative planning that can stretch across decades, electric utilities are learning to install energy storage in a matter of months—not just to back up coming renewables, but also leaky gas facilities, shuttered nuclear plants, and…