| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:28 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has unfairly criticized Gov. Rick Scott since he was elected. It is no surprise that the Sentinel would give Charlie ("I'll take any political job, and what party is that in?") Crist its endorsement ("Our choice for governor: Crist,"...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.
In a 15-year study,...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geyser field dry.
But the industry's shortsightedness — and its slowness...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Activists waded into Baltimore's harbor Friday to launch a campaign for an increase Maryland's commitment to "clean" electricity from wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy.
Leaders of the environmental, labor and other groups stood hip-deep at...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Siemens Orlando offices were involved in the company’s wind divisions signing two long-term wind service agreements for wind farms in Washington State
The wind farms have 132 turbines between them, near the city of Roosevelt, WA: White Creek...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Q: As winter approaches, I will be storing many motorized "toys" with batteries. These include a garden tractor, three motorcycles, a motorboat and a car.
Can I line up all of the 12-volt batteries and put them on one trickle charger?
I would simply...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Two out-of-state companies are suing Los Angeles after their plan to install an array of 3,500 solar cells on the northeast edge of the San Fernando Valley was thwarted by a local commission.
The proposed project in Lake View Terrace worried neighbors,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Since they came out of the forest, our ancestors must have looked up to the skies for warm sunlight and cooling breezes. A few, looking down at natural steam vents and hot springs, found themselves able to take advantage of the earth itself for geothermal...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Energy production has emerged as arguably the primary growth engine for America's economy. Oil production is surging, and the United States will emerge as the world's leading producer sometime this decade. America has already established self-...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Marylanders really, really want to get more of their electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind, a new poll finds. Most also apparently back government mandates to make it happen, even if they have to pay a little more for their power.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe pitched his all-of-the-above energy plan Tuesday to a joint gathering of business leaders and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, and he won applause at several points for a promised turn toward conservation and renewable...