Interior Secretary Ken Salazar voiced optimism Friday that the nation's first offshore wind farm will soon break ground after more than a decade of delays and be followed by more off the Atlantic coast.
Around the Portland area, strong winds pushed trees down onto cars and power lines, leaving about 20,000 customers in the dark Monday morning according to posts on power utility websites. Crews were in the field working to restore the power.
Four members of a Japanese government team that sets atomic reactor safety standards received funding from utility companies or nuclear manufacturers, raising questions about their neutrality in the wake of last year's tsunami-triggered disaster.
It sounds like a free-market success story: a natural gas boom created by drilling company innovation, delivering a vast new source of cheap energy without the government subsidies. But those who helped pioneer the technique recall a different path.
A typhoon dumped torrents of rain as it swept past the Philippines, killing at least seven people and displacing more than 20,000 others by Tuesday. Another storm lashed the capital and neighboring provinces, leaving several parts of Manila without...
These are good times in much of Iowa, partly due to a booming farm economy and a May jobless rate of 5.1 percent. The irony is that this prosperous state may be crucial in deciding who will win the presidency of a country still reeling from recession.
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $43 million over the next five years to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the timeline for deploying offshore wind energy systems. The 41 projects across 20 states will advance wind...
A yearlong experiment with the nation's electric grid could mess up traffic lights, security systems and some computers - and make plug-in clocks and appliances like programmable coffeemakers run up to 20 minutes fast.
Instead of trying to revive the glory days of the timber industry before the spotted owl, Gov. John Kitzhaber envisions a new kind of woods work that provides green energy, healthier forests and jobs from thinning projects.