| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Solar panels are cropping up alongside corn on Timothy Ridgely's Illinois farm. Irrigation equipment powered by the sun is pumping away on Daniel Chin's third-generation Oregon potato farm. And manure is being converted to electricity on an...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:55 AM
(Note: This story has been updated to correct details about how the noise impact of wind energy systems would be measured under the new policy)
PETOSKEY -- The Emmet County Planning Commission soon will be considering changes to the county's wind energy...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Whispering of wind power
Virginia is a full partner in the changing U.S. energy landscape, and as such it's no stranger to the intense debates that energy issues generate.
All across the country, there's concern about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:01 AM
AKRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy says it plans to begin construction this year on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options.
The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp....
| Sep 30, 2013
At Eureka School, it's a positive thing when the children get coal.
That's because the school switched to a coal-based heating system in 2008.
Since then, the school has saved about $40,000 to $50,000 on heating each year, Superintendent Bo Beck...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:54 PM
For the third time in a year, a legislative committee has rejected proposed regulations for wind turbines in Connecticut, continuing the two-year moratorium on the clean energy projects.
The vote to reject the rules without prejudice passed 10-3,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:49 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City Utilities of Springfield said Monday that it is close to signing a contract to buy electricity from the state’s largest solar energy farm after it’s built in eastern Greene County. The five-megawatt project could...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Here's a prescription for your cabin fever: architect Dale Mulfinger's new book, "Back to the Cabin."
Mulfinger, who has designed cabins across North America, takes readers on a tour of 37 getaways, both old and new. Among them is the cabin in northern...
| Oct 15, 2013
Renewable energy is a topic that could consume several college courses. But fifth-graders at Glenview's Glen Grove Elementary School are already learning about the differences between wind and solar power.
"Kids are reading to learn now," said Paul...