| Oct 20, 2013
New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country.
That drew a crowd. But...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:16 PM
DETROIT (AP) — A new draft report prepared by state officials finds that Michigan's energy providers are on track to meet their 2015 renewable energy mandate, but are capable of more.
Existing law sets a 10 percent minimum that must be met by...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The state energy department on Friday approved two clean energy projects — a wind farm in Maine and a solar array in Sprague and Lisbon — that will help Connecticut reach its accelerating renewable energy goals.
Within two years, the two will...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.
Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement in support of the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In the ongoing trend toward vehicles that get better mileage on cleaner fuels, GM thinks natural gas is a natural progression. The automaker today announced plans for a bi-fuel-powered car that can run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas.......
| Oct 15, 2013
Libertyville and Vernon Hills high school students may soon be learning about alternative energy by using more of it themselves.
School officials are vying for multiple state grants that would pay for the installation of up to 1,500 solar panels in...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Solar panels are cropping up alongside corn on Timothy Ridgely's Illinois farm. Irrigation equipment powered by the sun is pumping away on Daniel Chin's third-generation Oregon potato farm. And manure is being converted to electricity on an...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action.
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957.
That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The village of Arlington Heights is the latest community to win a gold star for its green efforts.
With nearly a quarter of village residents collectively using green power, Arlington Heights was recently named by the U.S. Environmental Protection...