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Solar energy illuminates coal’s demise

The bottom line is that clinging to the ancient religion of coal does nothing to make America great again.


New York wind farm part of larger offshore energy ambitions

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – A New York utility plans to approve a wind farm off eastern Long Island that it says would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project built …


Pedal Power: Kids get workout while blending smoothies

About once a week after school, Karissa Frahm, 9, hops on a stationary bicycle and pedals away at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley facility in Roseburg. …


Plea deal for Pasco alternative energy CEO calls for cooperation, uncertain jail time

Scott C. Johnson, owner and founder of Gen-X Energy Group, may avoid jail time by offering substantial assistance to federal prosecutors probing an alternative energy tax credit scam.


Climate group urges activism in investing

Getting public institutions and pension funds to pull their investment dollars from fossil fuels is the new push for climate activists, an organizer said Thursday during a talk in Coeur …


City foresees energy district

The potential for an energy-based development district around the Waste-to-Energy Plant could be compromised if the facility is not reclassified as an alternative-energy provider, Spokane officials said Wednesday. Mayor Mary …


Campaign ad boasts of Otter’s energy focus

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s latest campaign commercial focuses on alternative energy, touting Idaho’s moves in that direction. But the Otter campaign could not document Otter’s claim in the …


Wind farm outside Ellensburg OK’d

A new wind farm near Ellensburg has won gubernatorial approval.


Solar, wind power hub planned

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Officials announced an ambitious project in New Mexico on Tuesday that would allow energy to flow more freely across the nation’s three massive power grids, breaking down …


House tests hydrogen power

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The elevated floor, tall ceilings, steeply pitched roof and broad overhangs are borrowed from the traditional “cracker house” that relied on shade and air movement for relief …


Wind power may not be so abundant, study warns

WASHINGTON – The wind, a favorite power source of the green energy movement, seems to be dying down across the United States. And the cause, ironically, may be global warming …


Wind farms’ impact on sage grouse part of stimulus study

BEND, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management is using some stimulus money to study the effect of wind farms on a dwindling sage grouse population in Central Oregon. BLM …


U.S. wind turbine industry seeing green after ’08

WASHINGTON – Manufacturing of wind turbine parts in the United States grew last year as the market for wind energy boomed, but trade figures show that imports continued at a …


Heating, cooling systems going geothermal

When it’s very hot or cold outside, your house has to work hard to make that air the perfect temperature for indoors. But if it were 55 degrees year-round, heating …


Milfoil may be fuel source

Ask boaters, dock owners, swimmers or scientists and you’re likely to get the same answer: Eurasian milfoil is a good-for-nothing pest. Since the mid-1970s, the feathery water plant has spread …