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  • Letters: Putting solar power in its place

    Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12 The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power. As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
  • Toyota shows off new fuel cell car in advance of Tokyo Motor Show

    Toyota shows off new fuel cell car in advance of Tokyo Motor Show
    Toyota Motor Corp. revealed a sneak peak of its FCV Concept hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Tuesday, an early version of the car it thinks will popularize fuel cell autos just as the Prius made hybrids mainstream. “It is a very intriguing proposition...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • 2013 L.A. Auto Show: Honda will unveil hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

    2013 L.A. Auto Show: Honda will unveil hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
    Honda released a sketch of its new fuel cell concept vehicle, pointing to the design direction of the next-generation Clarity hydrogen car, which it now leases in small numbers in California. Honda says it plans to launch its next-generation fuel cell...
  • Cadillac wins green tech award

    Cadillac wins green tech award
    A new kind of regenerative braking system by Cadillac has been awarded the Green Car Technology Award for 2014. The Regen on Demand system found in the Cadillac ELR plug-in luxury coupe allows the driver to use paddle shifters to regenerate energy and...
  • 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...
  • Climate change warnings

    The latest word on climate change is not good — world emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use rose 1.4 percent last year to set a new record, according to the International Energy Agency. At this pace, the agency reports, global temperatures...
  • Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2

    Former opponent takes another look at nukes in 'Pandora's Promise' ★★ 1/2
    Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...
  • Website helps track state's progress on renewable energy goals [Updated]

    Website helps track state's progress on renewable energy goals [Updated]
    Ratepayers can monitor the progress of California’s utilities as they move toward meeting the state’s renewable energy goals. The first compliance period is at the end of the year, when utilities are required to purchase an average of 20% of...
  • California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation

    The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
  • Film explores effects of solar projects on Native American life

    Film explores effects of solar projects on Native American life
    Documentary filmmaker Robert Lundahl’s latest work, "Who Are My People?," explores the effects of large-scale solar energy developments on Native American spiritual and cultural connections to Southern California’s scorched outback of creosote...