| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Harvard chemist Daniel Nocera recently developed the world’s first practical artificial leaf – a silicon-based device that could use sunlight to split water and create clean fuel. Now, the scientist says he’s improved the leaf –...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.
Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday.
The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
NEW YORK — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m.,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study.
In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...