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  • California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny

    California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny
    California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today. It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
  • Letters: 'Wasting' money on clean energy

    Re "New-energy program is questioned," Oct. 14 One might conclude from the article that nothing of any worth is being accomplished from the billions spent on new-energy projects and that there's little reason to spend this money other than political...
  • USDA improperly pays millions to dead farmers, audit finds

    USDA improperly pays millions to dead farmers, audit finds
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has improperly paid millions of dollars in aid to thousands of farmers after they have died, according to a government audit. An inspection of the department's crop insurance, disaster assistance and conservation...
  • Ban JPMorgan from California's electricity trading business

    Ban JPMorgan from California's electricity trading business
    So much for the new, "tougher" Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC, as the agency is known, is in the process of negotiating a settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the huge New York bank that has been accused of serial frauds against...
  • World energy use to jump 56% by 2040, study says

    World energy use to jump 56% by 2040, study says
    Global energy consumption is expected to rise 56% by 2040 with a changing composition of energy sources, with China and India driving the rate increase far more than the rest of the world. According to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information...
  • SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive built on a bright idea

    SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive built on a bright idea
    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...
  • Public backs Keystone pipeline, power-plant emissions curbs, poll says

    Public backs Keystone pipeline, power-plant emissions curbs, poll says
    WASHINGTON -- In the debate over energy and climate change, the public continues to give support to both sides, according to a a new poll. By more than a 2-1 margin, respondents in a new Pew Research Center poll said they favor building the Keystone...
  • Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks

    Students press schools to drop fossil fuel stocks
    In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...
  • FERC lets JPMorgan walk

    FERC lets JPMorgan walk
    If you take our federal and state energy authorities at their word, you just might be convinced that the $410-million penalty dropped Tuesday on JPMorgan Chase for manipulating energy markets in California and the Midwest is a big deal. "A historic...
  • Edison amps up program to cut electricity demand at peak times

    Edison amps up program to cut electricity demand at peak times
    As the Southland braces for the usual end-of-summer swelter, Southern California Edison isn't working up a sweat about keeping the lights on even though its nuclear power plant has been permanently closed. Partly that's because Edison employees have...