| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:57 PM
To hear business leaders and political candidates talk, proper industrial policy comprises only three elements: a fair tax system, a level playing field and "certainty."
So why is it that all three are about to be thrown out the window as a sop to oil,...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:32 PM
In Madison County, there is something popping up in the fields along with this year's corn crop. Wind turbines are being planted across 81 square acres in Madison and Tipton Counties.
"At the end of the day, they can show it to their parents, their kids,...
| May 23, 2012
That ray of light you see peeking through all the clouds darkening California's future? That's the sun. More specifically, solar power, in which California is the hands-down national leader.
The state's installed solar generating capacity of about 1.2...
| May 29, 2012
| 5:15 PM
By CATHY J. LILLY
Site administrator, Pennsylvania CareerLink Somerset County
Where can you find green jobs? Green jobs can be found in many areas.
Employers may not use traditional means to advertise openings. You may have to use other sources and...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 7:13 PM
With alternative energy becoming more popular, you may be thinking a windmill or solar panels could save money on your electric bill.
If you think that switching electric suppliers, too, might save you even more money, be aware you actually could end...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Lyndon Rive, founder and CEO of SolarCity Corp., was at the company's brand new Rocky Hill office just after 4 p.m. Thursday when Ed Steins, his Northeast regional vice president, read aloud the closing price of the company's shares on its first day of...
| May 4, 2013
| 1:36 PM
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from people in the energy and environmental industries, which are regulated by her husband, Dan Esty, commissioner of the state Department of...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:58 AM
My uncle, the inventor Stanford R. Ovshinsky, died a month short of his 90th birthday which fell over this Thanksgiving holiday. He was my dad's older brother. They worked together their entire lives not so much for the money but to try and solve the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:59 PM
The abandoned Durham Iron Mine in upper Bucks County once belonged to William Penn and, in 1999, it served as the winter hibernation home for up to 17,000 bats, after they had dined on nearly 12 tons of airborne bugs in warmer months.
Nine years later,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:07 PM
At the moment, especially in states like Pennsylvania, where same-sex marriages still are not legal, this past week's developments seemed to portend an enormous cultural upheaval.
That, I'm sure, is the way many in Mississippi felt a few decades ago...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 9:33 PM
We didn't need another example of how Florida's public officials are abandoning their responsibility to safeguard the environment. Not when they've already managed to gut the state's growth management apparatus, fight water regulators, and consider ...