| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:57 AM
An offshore commercial wind farm inched closer to reality Friday as Dominion Virginia Power cleared a hurdle to receive $4 million to help put two massive 6 megawatt turbines off the coast of Hampton Roads.
The turbines are part of a demonstration...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
| Aug 9, 2013
EAST BAY BIKE PATH, R.I. — There's a two wheeled revolution underway in Rhode Island.
Since the early '90s the Ocean State has paved, marked, and blazed its way to becoming a haven for bicyclists. The state now boasts 64 miles of paved bike paths,...
| 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 15, 2013
| 9:50 AM
(AP) - Public hearings are scheduled for a massive power line that will cross the state of Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
The Hays Daily News reports that the Grain Belt Express line will cross Russell and Osborne...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A new rooftop attraction is turning heads at one South Florida hotel.
The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has installed six wind turbines to plug into the natural breeze blowing from the Atlantic Ocean and help power its facilities.
It's the first...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Workers at Siemens Energy, a plant in Hutchinson, will build portions of wind turbines for a project in the northwest United States.
Siemens has an order from Portland General Electric company, a public utility in Oregon.
Hutchinson workers will build...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer joined executives for the grand opening of the Siemens Wind Turbine Service Training Center, Thursday, in Orlando. The 40,000-square-foot training facility, the only of its kind in North and South America,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On Father's Day, all dads need to be keenly aware of a very ominous phrase:
Do It Yourself or "DIY" if you are texting.
I'm warning fathers everywhere because many of us, instead of choosing to spend the day playing golf or taking the easy road and...