| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green.
The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For Raffi Kajberouni, the keys to his Santa Clarita home have become relics.
If he locks himself out, no problem. If a friend arrives at his two-story house before him, there's no waiting outside for Kajberouni to arrive. Kajberouni taps his...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Enfield's Solarize Campaign will host "Solar Claus" during a workshop Wednesday at the Enfield Public Library at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday's workshop will introduce homeowners to the Solarize-CT campaign, with a chance to apply for more affordable energy...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Energy costs in New England are too high in large part because there isn't enough transmission capacity to get electricity, natural gas and developing renewable energy sources such as hydro from there to here efficiently.
The burdensome energy costs...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:25 AM
HONOLULU, HAWAII — The U.S. Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and it seems to be making an honest effort to green that power.
The Army wants to reach one gigawatt of renewables by 2025. Katherine Hammack,...
| Sep 30, 2013
At Eureka School, it's a positive thing when the children get coal.
That's because the school switched to a coal-based heating system in 2008.
Since then, the school has saved about $40,000 to $50,000 on heating each year, Superintendent Bo Beck...
| Oct 2, 2013
It is foolish to expect a young person to follow your advice and to ignore your example.
It is not what you teach, but what you emphasize.
Your example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing — which is sage advice...
| Oct 15, 2013
Renewable energy is a topic that could consume several college courses. But fifth-graders at Glenview's Glen Grove Elementary School are already learning about the differences between wind and solar power.
"Kids are reading to learn now," said Paul...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I remember what I was doing a year ago — clinging to my phone, waiting to hear from my friends and family who were in the heart of Superstorm Sandy, hoping they were safe. One year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Mid-Atlantic, claiming more...
| Nov 3, 2013
James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad.
The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...