| May 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:26 PM
INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Batavia, River Grove and West Chicago.
Obamacare for some
In most sports, when there's a rules violation, the official overseeing the contest will issue a penalty to the...
| Nov 14, 2013
California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so?
The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national...
| Feb 23, 2014
PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name: PowerPot V
What it is: A thermoelectric cooking pot that produces as much as 5 watts of power to charge smartphones, iPods, GPS devices, etc., when heating water. The kit comes with the power-producing pot and a smaller pan, plus an electrical...
| Dec 10, 2013
Karen Behnke became pregnant with her first child about the time she noticed the first lines on her face, at age 40.
The California entrepreneur turned her attention from corporate wellness programs, which she had spent years designing, to personal care...