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Alternative Energy

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  • 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...
  • Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]

    Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]
    The last five paragraphs of Peter Morici's commentary regarding the need to reduce oil imports and grow the economy faster make a lot of sense ("Inequality is the new norm in the U.S.," Jan. 15). I know the left's arguments against being energy...
  • 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...
  • IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting

    IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds. Information from weather services,...
  • 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...
  • Toyota shows off fuel-cell car

    Toyota shows off fuel-cell car
    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...
  • Letter: Obamacare is the definition of chaos

    Are there two more polarizing words in the dictionary than “Obamacare” and “affordable”? Let’s see, three years and $630 million to set up the online enrollment process. System crashes within a week and no one in Obama&...
  • 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...
  • Google to invest in solar farms in California and Arizona

    Google to invest in solar farms in California and Arizona
    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...
  • Fuel cell cars from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai set to debut at auto shows

    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....