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Energy

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  • As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost

    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled. Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...
  • Robert B. Reich: What Walmart could learn from Henry Ford

    Walmart just reported shrinking sales for a third straight quarter. What's going on? Explained William S. Simon, the CEO of Walmart, referring to the company's customers, "Their income is going down while food costs are not. Gas and energy prices, while...
  • Trash Agency's Waste Windfall

    Trash Agency's Waste Windfall
    There's cash in trash. When it comes to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, that truism takes on new meaning. The CRRA, a quasi-public agency created 40 years ago, collects trash from 75 towns and cities and turns it into electricity at four...
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • Wind energy deserves study [Letter]

    Wind energy deserves study [Letter]
    I wish to correct a statement attributed to me in the article, "Incumbent hosts forum for nine District 12 candidates for state delegate" (Nov. 15), by Julie Baughman. The article states that I am against offshore wind energy. I am not against offshore...
  • Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parks

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing,...
  • Obama orders agencies to increase renewable energy use

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress. In a...
  • Letters: Powering California

    Letters: Powering California
    Re "Clean energy could choke the grid," Dec. 3 The Times ignores the fact that extreme weather, not renewables, poses the biggest threat to the nation's energy grid. Regardless of the energy source, the grid requires smart management and investment....
  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able...
  • Bel Air Verizon store among first to become Smart outlet

    In an effort to help its customers reverse the company's observation that most people use only about 10 percent of their cell phones' capabilities, Verizon has begun turning some of its retail outlets into what it calls "Smart Stores," with one of the...
  • Remember the energy crisis?

    Who says the news is always bad? It's just that a discouraged editor on the night shift or a reader picking up her paper from the doorstep next morning may have to search for the good news between outbreaks of the other kind. Sometimes it helps to just...