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  • France, a down-in-the-dumps nation

     France, a down-in-the-dumps nation
    PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
  • In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition

    In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition
    SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star." It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Letters: The promise of Wyoming's wind power

    Letters: The promise of Wyoming's wind power
    Re "Wyoming wind may power California," Feb. 9 Wyoming's antipathy toward environmentalism typifies sparsely settled states that cling to frontier-life notions of hardy self-reliance and boundless natural resources. Such conservative conceits thrive far...
  • California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says
    California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report. The changes needed to slash...
  • 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 luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia

    A luxurious putter around Britain aboard the Patricia
    SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. And yet...
  • A climate change of heart by the European Union?

     A climate change of heart by the European Union?
    Confronted by rising energy costs and international competition, the European Union's executive body has recommended relaxing rules on renewable energy with a plan that doesn't hold specific nations responsible for specific targets. The EU's member states...
  • From governor's mail room to utilities commission

    SACRAMENTO — Michael Picker, the newest member of the powerful Public Utilities Commission, has a long history with Gov. Jerry Brown: He worked in the governor's mail room during his first term from 1975 to 1977. "I delivered press releases," said...
  • Winds of change: Floating power turbines envisioned off Oregon coast

    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...