| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress.
| Dec 6, 2013
Re "Clean energy could choke the grid," Dec. 3
The Times ignores the fact that extreme weather, not renewables, poses the biggest threat to the nation's energy grid.
Regardless of the energy source, the grid requires smart management and investment....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their differences and developed a plan they hope can save the ailing Salton Sea, the state's largest body of water and often considered its most...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:22 PM
A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth.
Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery.
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Joe Hahn of the alt rock band Linkin Park has put his home in Brentwood up for sale at $4.6 million.
Set on more than a half-acre in a gated community, the contemporary house features panoramic city and ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:29 PM
Although talk show host and football analyst Michael Strahan was initially a reluctant seller, a $3-million gain in less than a year helped him overcome his hesitancy.
Strahan and his fiancee, television personality Nicole Murphy, have sold their Bel-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A medical office building across the street from the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica has sold for nearly $55 million to a Carpinteria investment firm in what brokers believe was a record-setting transaction.
Montecito Medical Investment Co. bought...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:26 PM
The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:18 AM
California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017.
According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...