| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Exelon Corp. has stepped up lobbying in its effort to have state legislators reward the company's six nuclear plants in Illinois for producing electric power without emitting greenhouse gases. Three of the plants could be closed because of competition...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Jerry Brown drew chuckles decades ago when he suggested that California launch its own communications satellite into space. He had a more down-to-earth proposal when he ran for governor in 2010.
He wanted to line the state's highways with shimmering...
| Oct 26, 2014
Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 6:45 PM
If the Pentagon were our nation's Congress, the United States would be well on its way to transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Since 2010 the Pentagon has made climate change a priority. It has identified climate change as a national...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Current power generation in Maryland is 52 percent carbon (coal, oil, gas) and 8 percent renewable (wind, water, solar).
The Renewable Portfolio Standard of 20 percent more renewable by 2022 is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go enough....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:48 PM
It's no secret South Florida is "ground zero" for climate change impacts — especially sea-level rise. Also clear is the enormous potential to meet that challenge by using energy smarter and investing in solar power, creating jobs in the process....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
CANTON — The town will try again to find companies interested in working on the Farmington River hydropower project after negotiations with a potential partner failed.
Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner told the board of selectmen...
| 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...