| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects.
The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar...
| 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....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — The Brown administration has released much-anticipated proposed rules for fracking, a controversial technique for drilling for oil and natural gas reviled by environmentalists.
The process, formally known as hydraulic fracturing,...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future.
No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
| Nov 18, 2013
Geneva would provide a fraction of its power from a solar array built on the east side of the city under a plan being considered by aldermen.
A private solar company put forth the plan after city council members voted earlier this year to walk away from...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:56 PM
On Nov. 5, we are scheduled to have elections in the Crescenta Valley. I ask you to consider Charles Beatty for Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors.
He is the candidate most uniquely qualified for this seat. He has served as a member of...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:22 PM
A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth.
Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery.
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...