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  • SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million

    SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million
    SolarCity Corp., a Bay Area solar energy company, is looking to raise as much as $151 million in its initial public offering, widely considered to be the most anticipated renewable-power IPO coming down the pike. The San Mateo business – which...
  • Union is trying to protect students

    The loss of 125 classroom teachers that Glendale Unified School District students will be facing next year was left out of the Nov. 3 editorial, "Union’s position is a loss for students." The district, in its first draft of the Race to the Top...
  • Wind farm dedicated in Ellsworth

    Wind farm dedicated in Ellsworth
    The skyline in Ellsworth will look different from here out.  Wind Capital Group officially dedicated the post rock wind farm Wednesday. "We are very excited to officially dedicate the Post Rock Wind Farm and celebrate its production of clean,...
  • Illinois counties can do little but brace for fracking's impact

    CREAL SPRINGS, Ill.-- Oil and gas companies and environmental groups have hashed out legislation they say would make Illinois a national leader in protecting public health and the environment from fracking.    The proposal covering the process more...
  • Hampton Roads Solar Tour: See how local homes use the power of the sun to operate

    Hampton Roads Solar Tour: See how local homes use the power of the sun to operate
    See how homes use solar power in different ways during the Hampton Roads Solar Tour Oct. 6-7. A major new feature this year is an extension of the tour to the Middle Peninsula, according to Ken Wright, spokesman for the tour, which is sponsored by the...
  • Bats need trees as maternity wards, to save us from bugs

    Bats need trees as maternity wards, to save us from bugs
    The abandoned Durham Iron Mine in upper Bucks County once belonged to William Penn and, in 1999, it served as the winter hibernation home for up to 17,000 bats, after they had dined on nearly 12 tons of airborne bugs in warmer months. Nine years later,...
  • Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight

    Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight
    Larry Eisenberg had a vision. "Amazing," he called it. "Spectacular." The Los Angeles Community College District would become a paragon of clean energy. By generating solar, wind and geothermal power, the district would supply all its electricity needs....
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth
    Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
  • Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects

    Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects
    Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, a species that did its evolving more than 220 million years ago and has since remained resolutely prehistoric. Its slowpoke take on biological adaptation has exposed modern vulnerabilities....
  • Land speculators see silver lining in solar projects

    Land speculators see silver lining in solar projects
    For Sale: 3,400 acres in the desert. • No paved roads. Check. • Isolated. Ideal. • Land not suitable for farming. Perfect. • Blistering sunshine. Jackpot. • Asking price: $34 million. Deal. As large-scale solar...
  • Goldberg: America's 'green' quagmire

    Goldberg: America's 'green' quagmire
    It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing "oversized load" banners, carrying a huge white thing. I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I'd lost count. What was it?...
  • Wind turbines and bird deaths

     
    (Washington, D.C., February 2, 2011) American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, said today that the build-out of wind energy proposed by the federal government to meet a Department of Energy target of...