Renewable Energy

Alaska’s energy labs
Alaska’s energy labs
Hybrid technologies help distribute power in isolated communities.
The linchpin to a national supergrid
The linchpin to a national supergrid
Clovis, New Mexico, may link three grids and become a renewable energy hub.
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
Trading up to salmon power
The Emerald People's Utility District near Eugene, Ore., plans to provide "green power" to its customers, encouraging energy production that doesn't harm air quality or salmon.
Solar power is booming
The Worldwatch Institute's report shows that solar power's growth rate is up.
There goes the neighborhood
Residents of a Steamboat Springs, Colo., neighborhood that is powered by solar and propane energy, are upset with CEO Jim Mann's plans to power the 21,000 sq.-ft. house he wants to build there with electricity from the grid.
Hot and beautiful
A report by the U.S. Geological Survey, "Tapping the Earth's Natural Heat," discusses geothermal power and its possible impacts on the environment.
Learning sustainable technology
The nonprofit Solar Energy International offers courses in water, wind and solar power.
Just charge it
The Tucson Electric Power Company opens eight free charge-up stations in Tucson for electric cars.
A humming good race
The first annual Sun Sprint of the Rockies Solar and Electric car race will run from Aspen, Colo., to Moab, Utah.
Soft energy may shred Wyoming raptors
A planned Kenetech wind turbine site in Wyoming may endanger the raptors that hunt and migrate in the area.
A sunny future for nuclear test site?
Energy Department says Nevada Test Site would be one of the best places in North America to capture solar energy.
Self-reliant homes
Review of The Independent Home: Living Well with Power from the Sun, Wind and Water by Michael Potts.