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
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation.
Aug 5, 2011 TheCityFix.com
Theodore Tremelstam argues that the United States desperately needs to develop alternate sources of fuel, awakening his buddy Bill at 3 o'clock in the morning in this Point/Counterpoint.
Apr 29, 2011 The Onion
Speigel Online reports that wind turbines are proving to be prone to breakdowns and accidents. In Europe, the wind business is booming, but growing concern about safety could put a crimp in the growing industry.
Mar 25, 2011 Climate Adaptation
The changing face of America's energy menu includes a variety of alternative sources, many of which are being developed in the country's rural areas.
Jun 24, 2010 The Daily Yonder
In the most significant decrease since 1949, carbon emissions in the U.S. fell 7% in 2009. Sadly, part of the falloff is the result of the economic crisis.
May 10, 2010 Fast Company
Downers Grove, IL has won accolades for being the first residential subdivision to install a hybrid solar-wind powered street lighting system, reports TribLocal.
Mar 24, 2010 TribLocal (Chicago Tribune)