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Alternative Energy

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  • Letters: Putting solar power in its place

    Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12 The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power. As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
  • Toyota shows off new fuel cell car in advance of Tokyo Motor Show

    Toyota shows off new fuel cell car in advance of Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota Motor Corp. revealed a sneak peak of its FCV Concept hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Tuesday, an early version of the car it thinks will popularize fuel cell autos just as the Prius made hybrids mainstream. “It is a very intriguing proposition...
  • Innovative home products poised to hit market

    Innovative home products poised to hit market
    In the market for a hot-water-dispensing refrigerator? That was just one of the innovative and unusual products on display recently at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. The annual event, put on by the National Association of Home Builders,...
  • 2013 L.A. Auto Show: Honda will unveil hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

    2013 L.A. Auto Show: Honda will unveil hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
    Honda released a sketch of its new fuel cell concept vehicle, pointing to the design direction of the next-generation Clarity hydrogen car, which it now leases in small numbers in California. Honda says it plans to launch its next-generation fuel cell...
  • Ford hoping to tap thirst for fuel efficiency with phone app contest

    Ford hoping to tap thirst for fuel efficiency with phone app contest
    Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency. The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
  • Broward follows White House lead on global warming

    Broward County will try to cut its electricity use and turn to renewable energy sources, as it continues to plan for global warming. County commissioners voted 8-1 Tuesday to set energy goals, saying the White House has made it clear that planning for...
  • Get a solar recharge

    Get a solar recharge
    Name: Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit What it is: an eco-friendly recharging kit that uses either solar power or electricity to charge its Switch 8 lithium ion portable battery, which has a tip for solar charging and another for USB charging. It...
  • Cadillac wins green tech award

    Cadillac wins green tech award
    A new kind of regenerative braking system by Cadillac has been awarded the Green Car Technology Award for 2014. The Regen on Demand system found in the Cadillac ELR plug-in luxury coupe allows the driver to use paddle shifters to regenerate energy and...
  • Tesla Motors pays off Department of Energy advanced technology loan

    Tesla Motors pays off Department of Energy advanced technology loan
    Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato. Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
  • Climate change warnings

    The latest word on climate change is not good — world emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use rose 1.4 percent last year to set a new record, according to the International Energy Agency. At this pace, the agency reports, global temperatures...
  • Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2

    Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2
    Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...