| Dec 4, 2013
Virginia is among a handful of states with no land-based wind farms to generate electricity.
But environmental and industry advocates say the commonwealth could become a leader in offshore wind energy — if it only harnesses the political will...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress.
| Dec 6, 2013
Re "Clean energy could choke the grid," Dec. 3
The Times ignores the fact that extreme weather, not renewables, poses the biggest threat to the nation's energy grid.
Regardless of the energy source, the grid requires smart management and investment....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their differences and developed a plan they hope can save the ailing Salton Sea, the state's largest body of water and often considered its most...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957.
That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Solar panels are cropping up alongside corn on Timothy Ridgely's Illinois farm. Irrigation equipment powered by the sun is pumping away on Daniel Chin's third-generation Oregon potato farm. And manure is being converted to electricity on an...
| Oct 15, 2013
Libertyville and Vernon Hills high school students may soon be learning about alternative energy by using more of it themselves.
School officials are vying for multiple state grants that would pay for the installation of up to 1,500 solar panels in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In the ongoing trend toward vehicles that get better mileage on cleaner fuels, GM thinks natural gas is a natural progression. The automaker today announced plans for a bi-fuel-powered car that can run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas.......