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Apr 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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.
Dec 17, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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.
Nov 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM
The draft ordinance would allow turbines no taller than 70 feet - much shorter than industrial wind turbines that are more than 250 feet.
Nov 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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.
Sep 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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.
Jul 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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...
Jul 4, 2012 at 7:54 AM
The eccentric vision of a self-taught North Carolina artist famed for his whimsical, wind-powered whirligigs is getting an overhaul that's as much about engineering as it is about art.
Jun 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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.
Sep 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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...
Jul 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM
A sentence in which tiny birds and the English language are both slaughtered took top honors Monday in an annual bad writing contest.
Jul 11, 2011 at 9:05 AM
Japanese automaker Nissan is testing a super-green way to recharge its Leaf electric vehicle using solar power.
Jun 24, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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.
Apr 13, 2011 at 10:09 AM
The Bonneville Power Administration wants to shut down Northwest wind farms this spring when hydroelectric dams are generating plenty of electricity as a huge mountain snowpack melts.
Mar 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Curtis Pedro spends a good deal of his time in a vertical, columniform world. >>> Photo Gallery
Feb 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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.