Alternative Energy

Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is looking to an unusual source for energy: the area’s data centers.
Jan 27, 2014   Next City
In case you haven't noticed, California is big into alternative energy. Just how big? $1.6 billion was spent last year and $15 billion over the last decade as education and public services fought for scraps. The spending is attracting new scrutiny.
Oct 15, 2013   Los Angeles Times
From solar panels to waste-to-energy to geothermal systems, small cities across Minnesota are exploring ways to take advantage of the latest in distributed energy generation technologies to reduce costs and improve local economies.
Sep 12, 2013   Minnesota Public Radio
Two new reports published by the Department of Energy detail the remarkable rise in wind power in the United States. Energy derived from the wind can now power more than 15 millions homes.
Aug 22, 2013   Fast Company Co.Exist
The National Ocean Policy released this week by the White House is being praised by many as a collaborative response to the myriad challenges confronting the nation's oceans. For others, it's just another example of federal overreach.
Apr 17, 2013   The Washington Post
In carbon-tax friendly Australia wind energy production is now cheaper than coal and natural gas.
Feb 12, 2013   Truthout
No, the title of this post is not an analogy. Diane Ackerman takes a looks at the very literal ways in which cities around the world are harnessing body heat to warm up residential and office buildings.
Jan 3, 2013   The New York Times
California has set a deadline of 2020 to rely less on fossil fuels and more on alternative energy, but a report finds this strategy could end up emptying ratepayers' pockets and damaging the state's environmental resources, reports Julie Cart.
Dec 7, 2012   The Los Angeles Times
California has relied more on federal subsidies to develop its growing alternative energy industry than any other state in the country. With Mitt Romney seeking to trim such aid, the upcoming election will determine the fate of state energy policy.
Oct 14, 2012   Los Angeles Times
Apparently the payroll tax agreement reached on Friday in congress did not extend all tax provisions being considered. The deal allowed a number of tax breaks, including those for wind and solar energy producers, to expire, reports Brad Plumer.
Feb 20, 2012   The Washington Post
Last week, Boulder, Colorado voters approved the idea of firing their power company in favor of generating their own.
Nov 7, 2011   GOOD Magazine