| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Join Times staff writer Julie Cart for an online discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the dimming prospects of solar energy.
The Obama administration set off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the Southwest about five years ago, but...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The best news about wind energy today? Buffet's billion dollar jolt in the arm...
The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Molded Fiber Glass officials urged Rep. Kristi Noem over and over Tuesday to extend a tax credit for wind energy.
Plant manager Dave Giovannini said during a tour of the Aberdeen plant that the extension of the Production Tax Credit is essential to the...
| 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,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Harvard chemist Daniel Nocera recently developed the world’s first practical artificial leaf – a silicon-based device that could use sunlight to split water and create clean fuel. Now, the scientist says he’s improved the leaf –...
| 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...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...