| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:21 PM
To the editor: About 60 nuclear power plants with 100 nuclear reactors are operating in the U.S. As time — and global warming and our more-dramatic weather — combine to reduce grid capacity, we must broaden our menu of power sources,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Commentator Dan Ervin's recent discussion of the region's need for nuclear power argues that green alternatives such as wind and solar power can't adequately meet our energy needs ("The nuclear option Aug. 26).
He goes on to describe how green nuclear...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Consumers saved an estimated $168 million in electricity last year as a result of improved efficiency of television set-top boxes, the industry said in a report released this week.
The report was the first annual estimate of the industry's performance...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.
The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With the Senate preparing to vote on its $74.3 billion budget tomorrow, lawmakers did some last minute shifts of dollars to fund a number of special projects.
Here are a few of the new projects tucked into the budget:
* $1.7 million for...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Eric Silagy is president of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed to his current position in December 2011.
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:16 PM
There is a simple and direct way to resolve the debate about San Onofre. The issue needs to be put to a vote in Orange and San Diego counties on the same day.
The county counsels in the two regions need to draft identical ballot measures that simply...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Southern California Edison submitted an analysis to federal regulators showing that one of the two reactor units at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant could operate safely at full power for almost a year.
The plant has been shuttered since a steam...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:45 AM
An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators.
The company made choices in designing support structures...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:05 AM
I know this story may be hard to believe, but the Governor wants to construct 40 wind turbines that are 80 stories high (think: Baltimore's tallest building) and 20 miles out in the ocean.
This has never been done before. The cost of this...