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  • Can offshore wind farms tame fierce hurricanes? Researchers say they can

    Can offshore wind farms tame fierce hurricanes? Researchers say they can
    Hurricanes are projected to get ever more fierce and destructive, but researchers say offshore wind farms can tame those tempests and protect coastal cities. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of Delaware used sophisticated computer...
  • Buffet's utility company orders $1 billion in wind turbines

    Buffet's utility company orders $1 billion in wind turbines
    The best news about wind energy today? Buffet's billion dollar jolt in the arm... The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making...
  • Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

     
    Looks like: An accessorized C-Max Energi Defining characteristics: Solar panels atop the roof Ridiculous features: A solar-magnifying canopy the car has to sit under Chances of being mass-produced: There's potential; Ford plans real-world feasibility...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cove Point plan deserves greater scrutiny [Letter]

    Cove Point plan deserves greater scrutiny [Letter]
    Thank you for advocating for the application of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point ("Cove Point deserves closer examination," Dec. 2). Yes, that is the least we should do. However, I want...
  • Howard installing solar cells at sewage treatment plant

    Howard installing solar cells at sewage treatment plant
    Solar power is going everywhere these days — homes, businesses, schools, even sewage plants. Howard County is beginning work this week installing about 740 photovoltaic panels at its Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Savage. The $1.5...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...