| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Californians who want to put solar panels on their roofs could benefit from a state bill headed to the governor’s desk.
The Legislature on Thursday passed the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, which promises to streamline the solar permitting...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shared the stage in Los Angeles to speak about opportunities for the Golden State and its southern neighbor to work together on business opportunities, climate change and higher education....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Florida Power & Light Co. will seek approval Tuesday for a pilot program to build small solar arrays in select cities such as Fort Lauderdale, with funding from customers who choose to donate.
Solar advocacy groups reject the plan. They say donors...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States.
But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday.
The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
I was shocked to see my competitor in the Broward County Commission race for District 6, Rep. Joe Gibbons, pen an editorial in the Sun Sentinel that aligns himself with the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, and the utilities in calling for an end to solar...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities.
For this reason, I respectfully take...