| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Exelon Corp. is getting into the fuel cell business with a commitment to finance projects at 75 commercial facilities throughout the United States.
The Chicago-based nuclear giant said Tuesday that it will provide equity financing for California-based...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:50 PM
MEXICO CITY California Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The agreement, though nonbinding,...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities.
The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Q: I am now retired, but during my Road Warrior days I took the LANTA bus from South Whitehall Township to downtown Allentown. (I also rode my bike for a real warrior experience, but that is for another day.) Since my retirement, LANTA has acquired hybrid...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Tours of solar homes are scheduled this weekend in Bloomfield and Farmington to allow residents to get a chance to see the homes and ask their owners how solar power works.
Three Farmington residents will open their solar powered houses to the public...
| Jul 14, 2014
Virginia environmentalists say the commonwealth lags behind other Atlantic states in developing offshore wind energy, and are urging lawmakers to seize the "golden opportunity" to take the lead.
What's needed, they say, is an aggressive energy plan from...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Writing letters since: 2004
Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago with parents, brother and two sisters. Graduated from Chicago WillibrordÖ Catholic High School; attended Southeast Junior College in Chicago then the University of...
| Jul 13, 2014
The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited.
This wasn't just any microbe.
Inside a test...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:13 PM
As a former manager in global research and development at a large multinational corporation, I have been concerned with global warming and followed technology as it has developed since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. I knew nuclear power and electric cars...