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  • Green-certified homes sell for 9% more, study in California finds

    WASHINGTON — It has been a controversial question in the home real estate market for years: Is there extra green when you buy green? Do houses with lots of energy-saving and sustainability features sell for more than houses without them? If so, by...
  • Getting Off Gas

    Getting Off Gas
    It wasn’t that long ago that everything seemed so simple: pump gas into your car, get behind the wheel and go. But as the internal combustion engine slowly but surely yields ground to alternative energy sources, sorting out the various...
  • Heat just one home this winter

    Heat just one home this winter
    Maryland's state government desperately wants you to plug up your leaky house in order to use less electricity. To get homeowners on board, the Empower Maryland program is offering 50 percent rebates of up to $3,150 on retrofit projects that make your...
  • Say yes to LNG

    Say yes to LNG
    The debate about whether the United States should export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cove Point and other waterfront terminals has been going on for months. It is time for action. The United States has an abundance of cheap natural gas, thanks to...
  • The case for project labor agreements

    The case for project labor agreements
    The case often argued against project labor agreements (PLAs) — that they are somehow exclusionary, allegedly favor union contractors and union workers, etc. — misses the mark. The true test of PLAs, which are single-site craft labor...
  • LNG export a bad bet for Md.

    In a recent commentary ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 13), Dan Ervin of Salisbury University correctly asserts recent industrial innovations in drilling technology — known generally as fracking — have led to an enormous surplus of natural gas in...
  • Glendale smart meter launch nears

    Glendale smart meter launch nears
    All Glendale Water & Power customers next month will be billed through the 120,000 “smart meters” the utility has been installing for nearly two years, officials announced this week. And as the utility begins to collect more personal data...
  • High-tech charging stations are set to keep electric cars rolling

    High-tech charging stations are set to keep electric cars rolling
    Eleven charging stations for electric cars now are up and running in downtown Burbank. City officials hope they will spark interest among drivers of the high-tech cars to patronize the business district. Drivers can even be sent a text message when the...
  • Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains

    Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains
    Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research. A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that...
  • Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

    Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted
    A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
  • Finally, Carbon Limits On Power Plants

    I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....