| Feb 12, 2014
Re "Wyoming wind may power California," Feb. 9
Wyoming's antipathy toward environmentalism typifies sparsely settled states that cling to frontier-life notions of hardy self-reliance and boundless natural resources. Such conservative conceits thrive far...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Asa Lantz never thought going green would involve so much red tape.
The 48-year-old wanted to slash her utility bill and help the environment by putting solar panels on the roof of her one-story Van Nuys home. The Los Angeles Department of Water and...
| Jan 28, 2014
Confronted by rising energy costs and international competition, the European Union's executive body has recommended relaxing rules on renewable energy with a plan that doesn't hold specific nations responsible for specific targets. The EU's member states...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:13 PM
UC Irvine is among four Orange County campuses chosen to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The event, to be held in fall 2015 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, will have participants "designing and...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "A long wait to go solar," Feb. 12
I am a retired licensed engineer and a retired licensed solar contractor. One of the deciding factors (other than age) in my retiring from the solar business in 2003 was the
increasingly bureaucratic nature of the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star."
It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:47 AM
At Tom and Marcia Lewis' house in Annapolis, the future meets the past.
Last year the couple installed solar panels on the roof of their 110-year-old frame house in the city's Historic District.
"We're very much in favor of alternative energy sources,...
| Jan 30, 2014
Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been a sponsor of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, for seven years.
But Jory Marino became interim chief executive in July, making last week's conference his...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found.
The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:04 PM
When Ben Benokraitis bought a solar-powered water heater for his Baltimore County home two years ago, the installation company told him he'd get about $800 a year in payments to help offset the cost.
That money would come from the sale of three Solar...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant.
Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....