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  • Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds

    Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds
    Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found. The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
  • 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...
  • Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species

    Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species
    IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant. Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....
  • Letters: The DWP's solar woes

    Letters: The DWP's solar woes
    Re "A long wait to go solar," Feb. 12 I am a retired licensed engineer and a retired licensed solar contractor. One of the deciding factors (other than age) in my retiring from the solar business in 2003 was the increasingly bureaucratic nature of the...
  • Historic homes and solar energy

    Historic homes and solar energy
    At Tom and Marcia Lewis' house in Annapolis, the future meets the past. Last year the couple installed solar panels on the roof of their 110-year-old frame house in the city's Historic District. "We're very much in favor of alternative energy sources,...
  • Winds of change: Floating power turbines envisioned off Oregon coast

    A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • A long wait to go solar

    A long wait to go solar
    Asa Lantz never thought going green would involve so much red tape. The 48-year-old wanted to slash her utility bill and help the environment by putting solar panels on the roof of her one-story Van Nuys home. The Los Angeles Department of Water and...
  • A wind-win situation [Commentary]

    A wind-win situation [Commentary]
    There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the...
  • Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...
  • Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways

    Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways
    Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up. That was the lesson many took away at the third annual Solar Faire, hosted by Glendale Water & Power in partnership with Sebastopol, Calif.-based...