| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski included language in a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern...
| Jul 24, 2010
| 1:47 AM
Under pressure to hold down skyrocketing costs that promise more expensive electric bills for dozens of Midwest cities, developers agreed Friday to cap the construction budget for a massive coal-fired power plant in downstate Illinois.
| Sep 28, 2012
As local activists honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week for brokering a deal that scuttled two coal-fired power plants in Chicago, three women gathered around a dining room table in suburban Will County couldn't help but feel left out.
For nearly two...
| Mar 1, 2012
Built during the early part of the last century to satisfy Chicago's growing demand for electricity, two of the nation's oldest coal-fired power plants will shut down amid concerns about lung-damaging air pollution and competition from cleaner, less-...
| Jan 22, 2012
Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.
No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
| Nov 18, 2011
After deciding it isn't worth cleaning up one of the nation's dirtiest power plants, the owners of an aging coal-burner along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan are shutting it down sooner than expected.
In its latest financial documents, Virginia-...
| Nov 6, 2010
John Dabiri, assistant professor of aeronautics and bioengineering at Caltech who won a MacArthur Award this year, is fascinated by jellyfish. He believes jellyfish propulsion can inform engineering, which in turn can inform efficiency in wave and wind...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On Father's Day, all dads need to be keenly aware of a very ominous phrase:
Do It Yourself or "DIY" if you are texting.
I'm warning fathers everywhere because many of us, instead of choosing to spend the day playing golf or taking the easy road and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair.
But outages aren't a problem anymore.
Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round.
Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...