| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato.
Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:34 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:53 PM
An ornate courtyard leads into this Moroccan-style villa in Malibu equipped for off-the-grid living, using solar power, well water and satellite communication. Set on a promontory in Malibu, the home has mountain, ocean and Channel Islands views....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether.
Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
With so much attention paid to gun safety and the budget, not much was heard about the environment in the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Much of what was in the news centered on a somewhat arcane debate whether the state weakened its commitment...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate...