| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Happy National Doughnut Day! And how do you plan to celebrate?
There's something magical about the doughnut. You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon when you're greeted with all those bright colors and sparkly decorations in a doughnut shop...
| 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 26, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line.
The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
| 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....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Orland Park residents could see big increases in their electric bills by June. Rates for the village's opt-out electrical aggregation program will likely jump by about 33 percent, while Commonwealth Edison is also expected to increase rates, village...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
| 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,...