| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:52 AM
March 1976: Workman walks through water feeder pipe during construction of Castaic Hydroelectric Power Plant....
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether.
Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...