Archives for October 2013

BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side

Chicago Tribune | By Michael Hawthorne | Link to article Just south of the Chicago Skyway bridge, a dusty byproduct of the Canadian oil boom is piling up in huge black mountains along the Calumet River. More is on the way. A lot more. By the end of the year, the oil giant BP is […]

Solar Plant Generates Power For Six Hours After Sunset | By Chris Clarke | Link to article A solar thermal power plant in the Arizona desert just showed that solar power doesn’t have to stop working when the sun goes down. On Wednesday, Abengoa Solar announced that its 280-megawatt Solana plant near Gila Bend, Arizona, which just started delivering power to Arizona’s largest […]