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More than 40M fire extinguishers recalled

DETROIT — More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde,…

Mr. Green Car. Paying for EV power

By Allen Penticoff Columnist As more people buy electric cars, and the manufacturers leap headlong into electric car production (GM will have 20 electric car models in the next few years; Ford will have 15), there will be more need for…

Nissan turns over a new Leaf

By Allen Penticoff  Columnist  Earlier this month Nissan revealed its updated Leaf electric vehicle (EV). While not yet available in the United States, it is expected soon. Nissan has sold over 270,000 Leafs so far, making it the most…

Walmart embraces green trucking

By Allen Penticoff  Columnist  While doing some research for my presentation at the IREA Renewable Energy Fair, I came upon some interesting news regarding advances in large truck propulsion. There is much development going on in…

IRS phone scams spike in Illinois

By Scot Bertram  Illinois News Network The Better Business Bureau is warning of a recent spike in phone scam attempts across Illinois. Steve Bernas, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois,…