Skyrocketing energy costs are hitting our pocketbooks, and a growing awareness of environmental issues is affecting our lifestyles. As a result, members of both the public and business communities are examining ways to reduce costs and promote their environmental consciousness by using renewable or sustainable sources of energy rather than nonrenewable sources like fossil fuels. As people reduce the number of miles they drive and switch from plastic to paper, or better yet, reusable cloth bags, …

Wind turbines generate a renewable source of energy at Kettle Foods’ new potato chip factory in Beloit, Wis.

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