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  • O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions

    O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions
    Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement in support of the...
  • Secession drive gathers steam in rural Colorado

    Secession drive gathers steam in rural Colorado
    AULT, Colo. — Jennifer Weichel stood scowling behind the counter of her antique shop, in front of a life-size cutout of John Wayne, and fairly spat the word out: "Used!" It's how, she said, people in rural northern Colorado feel they're treated by...
  • Gansler launches campaign for governor

    Gansler launches campaign for governor
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched his campaign for governor Tuesday, casting himself as an anti-establishment Democrat overflowing with ideas for a state he loves and willing to take risks to accomplish them. "I am not your candidate...
  • Linkin Park's Joe Hahn lists Brentwood home

    Linkin Park's Joe Hahn lists Brentwood home
    Joe Hahn of the alt rock band Linkin Park has put his home in Brentwood up for sale at $4.6 million. Set on more than a half-acre in a gated community, the contemporary house features panoramic city and ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar...
  • Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be

    The letters in support of Gov. Martin O'Malley's greenhouse gas reduction plan show an amazing ignorance of the facts ("O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change," July 25). The U.S. uses 4,000 billion kilowatt hours per year....
  • U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

    U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says
    In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.  Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
  • Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space

    Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space
    A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land? The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
  • The Harbor Report: Riding the sun with Riding Currents

    This last week, I was able to catch up with Billy Dutton of Riding Currents, a group dedicated to promoting renewable energy, raising awareness about plastics in the ocean and recognizing the advancement of renewable energy and its application to...
  • Sustainable design alternatives on view at AltBuild

    Sustainable design alternatives on view at AltBuild
    Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more...
  • Utility rates set to rise in Burbank

    Burbank utility customers are in for another round of bill hikes this July, with electric and water rates slated to jump 1.75% and 4.75%, respectively, officials said. State mandates to increase renewable energy use, which is more costly, are driving...
  • 66 finalists named for lucrative Knight Arts Challenge grants

    66 finalists named for lucrative Knight Arts Challenge grants
    One of the remarkable things about the 66 finalists announced Monday for the annual Knight Arts Challenge grants is their range, both artistically and geographically. Over the course of five years,  the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has...