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  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools

    EPA director says draft greenhouse rules will give states new tools
    WASHINGTON -- New draft rules limiting greenhouse gases from existing power plants will give states the tools to curtail emissions that drive climate change without shuttering lots of facilities and threatening electric reliability, said Gina McCarthy,...
  • Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

    Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project
    INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1...
  • Broward follows White House lead on global warming

    Broward County will try to cut its electricity use and turn to renewable energy sources, as it continues to plan for global warming. County commissioners voted 8-1 Tuesday to set energy goals, saying the White House has made it clear that planning for...
  • Home smart home

    For Raffi Kajberouni, the keys to his Santa Clarita home have become relics. If he locks himself out, no problem. If a friend arrives at his two-story house before him, there's no waiting outside for Kajberouni to arrive. Kajberouni taps his...
  • N.E. Governors Game-Plan For Energy Boost

    N.E. Governors Game-Plan For Energy Boost
    Energy costs in New England are too high in large part because there isn't enough transmission capacity to get electricity, natural gas and developing renewable energy sources such as hydro from there to here efficiently. The burdensome energy costs...
  • Local Voices West: March 27 edition

    Local Voices West: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Batavia, River Grove and West Chicago. Obamacare for some In most sports, when there's a rules violation, the official overseeing the contest will issue a penalty to the...
  • A flaw in California's cap-and-trade plan

    A flaw in California's cap-and-trade plan
    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...
  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

    PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
  • A fresh squeeze of Juice Beauty

    A fresh squeeze  of Juice Beauty
    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...