| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:42 PM
A federal appeals court affirmed California's right to impose low carbon fuel standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rejecting an industry argument that the regulations penalized out-of-state fuel producers.
A three-judge panel of the U....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:52 AM
March 1976: Workman walks through water feeder pipe during construction of Castaic Hydroelectric Power Plant....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Hydroelectric dams may be known as a relatively clean and low-cost energy source, but a new study says that the sediment trapped behind them makes them hot spots for greenhouse gas emissions.
A team of European scientists found that methane, which is...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Kelly Reichardt calls it "a thriller with a small t." Her newest film, "Night Moves," has its North American premiere Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival following its world premiere a little over a week ago at the Venice Film Festival....
| Aug 30, 2013
Re "For students, fossil fuels become an issue of conscience," Aug. 26
Congratulations to the students of San Francisco State University who persuaded the trustees of their college to divest from fossil fuel companies. However, this article has an...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
CASPER, Wyo. -- Robert Arthur Reed solicited investors nationwide for a wind farm here.
But a federal judge ruled here this week that all the telephone huckster was really selling was a bunch of hot air.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:06 PM
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.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON – The White House began installing solar panels this week on the first family’s residence, finally making good on a pledge President Obama made almost three years ago.
The installation follows a speech Obama made in June on...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The first U.S. offshore wind turbine hooked into the U.S. power grid in June, but not in the "green" state of California. It happened on the opposite side of the continent, off the coast of Maine, using a floating wind-generator prototype well suited...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:14 PM
A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land?
The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday extended the deadline for meeting biofuel goals this year and will lower renewable fuel targets for 2014, a move designed to give oil refineries more flexibility.
The 2013 rules, months late in coming,...