| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:05 AM
The Arava desert, a salty wasteland dotted with tufts of scrub, gets only about an inch of rain each year. And yet cows lazily low at dairy farms that collectively produce nearly 8 million gallons of milk annually. Orange bell peppers flourish in a long...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:37 AM
Plans by Florida Power & Light's parent company to buy Hawaii's largest utility for $4.3 billion are stirring debate in that state.
With some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, Hawaii has ambitious goals to develop renewable energy to help...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Recent commitments by the world's major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of polluters, including India, Brazil, Canada and Australia.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:59 PM
State regulators have turned out the lights on a rebate program that benefits solar-energy consumers.
The Florida Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to end those rebates after 2015.
Regulators say the program remains costly and that consumers have...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:33 AM
To their credit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of his City Council allies last week blocked, at least for now, the huge lobbying drive to impose a Chicago mandate on ethanol in gasoline that would be much higher than the national standard.
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Homer Glen should include renewable energy and other "green" initiatives when the Woodbine banquet hall/clubhouse is remodeled into a village hall, the Village Board decided last week.
"Sustainability, also saving energy, lowering energy costs …...
| Dec 17, 2014
I'm ticked off with the old geezer who apparently was in a big hurry so pulled around me in the left turn lane and almost hit me. I was waiting for the oncoming traffic to clear but I guess I wasn't fast enough for him so he decided to override me. I...
| Dec 26, 2014
The gray skies that seem permanently parked over the Upper Midwest from November to March are still letting through enough solar energy to help power two school buildings in north suburban Libertyville District 70, according to district officials....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car, they are confronting an unexpected obstacle: the White House.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it completed the first test flight using green diesel, a fuel blend of oils and fats already used in trucks and other ground transportation.
Boeing officials have said the use of green diesel for jets is a "major...