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  • Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook

    Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook
    HARTFORD – The Connecticut Supreme Court has removed a major obstacle to construction of the state's first large-scale, commercial wind turbines. In a 6-0 ruling released Monday, the court rejected a legal challenge from FairwindCT, a citizens...
  • Malloy Cites Energy, Environmental Record To Boost Reelection Bid

    HARTFORD – Trailing his GOP opponent in the latest polls, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday sought to use his record on energy and the environment to give his reelection chances a boost. Malloy's campaign put out a long list of accomplishments...
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities. But costs in the trillions and environmental...
  • Ford debuts solar-powered C-Max Energi

    Ford debuts solar-powered C-Max Energi
    Ford wants to collect the sun's energy with 1.5 square meters of solar photovoltaic panels atop the C-Max Energi, the plug-in crossover that went on sale in fall 2012. The C-Max Solar Energi concept's flexible, high-density silicone solar panels harvest...
  • Wind turbines and fickled winds affect magnificent birds

    Wind turbines and fickled winds affect magnificent birds
    The osprey swooped down to the surface of the water in the Florida Everglades to snatch a large fish, and then flapped its strong wings to regain altitude. That was not what impressed my wife and me the most. In flight, the bird used its talons to twist...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • L.A. Now Live: What's behind the solar energy slowdown?

    L.A. Now Live: What's behind the solar energy slowdown?
    Join Times staff writer Julie Cart for an online discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the dimming prospects of solar energy. The Obama administration set off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the Southwest about five years ago, but...
  • Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

    Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds
    Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green. The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
  • Letters: Putting solar power in its place

    Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12 The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power. As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
  • IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting

    IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds. Information from weather services,...
  • Somerset wind project doesn't add up [Letter]

    Somerset wind project doesn't add up [Letter]
    I'd like to respond to the several articles, opinion pieces and letters addressing the topic of wind turbines in Somerset County ("Gone with the wind farm?" April 20). Do the math. Reporters, editors and readers should question the claims of Pioneer...