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  • DWP is moving ahead with plans for Owens Valley solar plant

    DWP is moving ahead with plans for Owens Valley solar plant
    MANZANAR, Calif. — Over the objections of critics, Los Angeles is moving ahead with plans to build a $680-million 200-megawatt solar energy plant within view of this desolate Eastern Sierra site that was a Japanese American internment camp during...
  • Electric cars may hold solution for power storage

    Electric cars may hold solution for power storage
    NEWARK, Del. — The thick blue cables and white boxes alongside an industrial garage here look like those in any electric-car charging station. But they work in a way that could upend the relationship Americans have with energy. The retrofitted...
  • California utility regulator talks renewable energy, safety and more

    California utility regulator talks renewable energy, safety and more
    After coping with the June shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, the fallout from a fatal 2010 explosion of a natural gas pipeline in the Bay Area and a batch of consumer protection issues, the state's Public Utilities...
  • The year of the dud

    Lots of things that should have happened in 2013 did not. We were supposed to have long ago reached "peak oil" and an age of always-higher gas prices. Wind and solar power -- and a reduced lifestyle -- were our dismal future. But someone or something...
  • Letters: Manzanar defiled by the DWP

    Letters: Manzanar defiled by the DWP
    Re "Power and memory," Editorial, Jan. 2 Your editorial — which supports both the preservation of the historical memory site of the World War II Manzanar detention camp for 10,000 Japanese Americans in the Owens Valley and the Los Angeles...
  • Drinking water contamination not only downside of proposed gas pipeline [Letter]

    Thank you for Tim Wheeler's article on opposition to the construction of a new natural gas pipeline because of the effects it may have on local water supplies ("Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear," Jan. 1). There are other reasons to...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • L.A. Now Live: What's behind the solar energy slowdown?

    L.A. Now Live: What's behind the solar energy slowdown?
    Join Times staff writer Julie Cart for an online discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the dimming prospects of solar energy. The Obama administration set off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the Southwest about five years ago, but...
  • Wind energy benefit Illinois

    In opposing a renewal of the Federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy, the Tribune editorial board fails to acknowledge the great benefit that wind energy has brought to Illinois. (“Let the wind subsidy blow away,” Jan. 5) Wind power...
  • Financial benefits of wind energy

    Amidst all the bluster in the Tribune’s Jan. 5 editorial on wind energy, the editorial board missed several key facts (“Let the wind subsidy blow away”). The editorial’s assertions about the cost and reliability of wind power and...
  • Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

    Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds
    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...