| Jan 21, 2014
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,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEWARK, Del. — The thick blue cables and white boxes alongside an industrial garage here look like those in any electric-car charging station. But they work in a way that could upend the relationship Americans have with energy.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
After coping with the June shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, the fallout from a fatal 2010 explosion of a natural gas pipeline in the Bay Area and a batch of consumer protection issues, the state's Public Utilities...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Lots of things that should have happened in 2013 did not.
We were supposed to have long ago reached "peak oil" and an age of always-higher gas prices. Wind and solar power -- and a reduced lifestyle -- were our dismal future.
But someone or something...
| Jan 4, 2014
Re "Power and memory," Editorial, Jan. 2
Your editorial — which supports both the preservation of the historical memory site of the World War II Manzanar detention camp for 10,000 Japanese Americans in the Owens Valley and the Los Angeles...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Thank you for Tim Wheeler's article on opposition to the construction of a new natural gas pipeline because of the effects it may have on local water supplies ("Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear," Jan. 1).
There are other reasons to...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Join Times staff writer Julie Cart for an online discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the dimming prospects of solar energy.
The Obama administration set off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the Southwest about five years ago, but...
| Jan 14, 2014
In opposing a renewal of the Federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy, the Tribune editorial board fails to acknowledge the great benefit that wind energy has brought to Illinois. (“Let the wind subsidy blow away,” Jan. 5)
| Jan 14, 2014
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...