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  • CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia

    CO2 emissions dipped, but coming back across the country, in Virginia
    One thing that's gotten some attention as folks analyze the EPA's proposed new carbon rules is the fact that CO2 emissions have been trending down for several years without them. Some of that's the economy. Some of it's natural gas. Some of it's those...
  • Now, about that solar farm next door

     Now, about that solar farm next door
    Last year, when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power kicked off a new program to buy electricity from local solar installations, city leaders along with environmentalists and business groups said it would be the nation's largest urban rooftop...
  • Do hybrid cars save money?

    Do hybrid cars save money?
    There are some questions that mankind has puzzled over since the beginning of time: Why are we here? What happens after we die? Why do men have nipples? Is a hybrid car worth it? That last question isn’t as old as the rest. Since Honda...
  • Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

    Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases
    An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
  • FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee

    FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee
    TALLAHASSEE — State regulators have approved a program that will allow Florida Power & Light customers to voluntarily chip in $9 a month to help pay for solar-energy projects, despite opposition from two groups that work to expand the use of solar...
  • Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report. The auto industry is seeing a convergence of factors that make fuel cell cars more viable, according to the...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • Heading into the late innings on climate change

    Heading into the late innings on climate change
    We're numbers guys. Climate science is all about observations and data. They reveal the past and help us plan the future. In meteorology, observations and data are the backbone of forecasts and statistics are the vertebrae of narratives. We're also fans...
  • Celebrate National S'mores Day — every day!

    It’s hard to beat the classic combo of marshmallows + chocolate + graham crackers, but if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this tasty treat, try these fresh takes. Make “campfire cones,” a.k.a. s’mores in sugar cones...
  • Good To See Pressure On CL&P

    It is thrilling to see that Connecticut Light & Power is feeling pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy sources such as rooftop solar [Aug. 30, Page 1, "CL&P Seeks Higher Fee"]. This constructive energy progress is the result...
  • FPL pushes solar plan nixed by clean-energy advocates

    FPL pushes solar plan nixed by clean-energy advocates
    Florida Power & Light Co. will seek approval Tuesday for a pilot program to build small solar arrays in select cities such as Fort Lauderdale, with funding from customers who choose to donate. Solar advocacy groups reject the plan. They say donors...