Many factors to be weighed in considering proposed mini-dam
Date: 06/15/2013 | Local News
INDEX -- Dozens of people lined rural roads along the Skykomish River near Sunset Falls on Wednesday to show federal and local officials their opposition to a possible new mini-dam there.
Date: 06/12/2013 | Local News
TOKYO -- Domestic shipments of solar cells and modules in Japan leapt by their most in at least 30 years last fiscal year as government efforts to spur clean energy after the 2011 Fukushima disaster began to pay off.Local shipments rose to 3,809 megawatts in the 12 months...
Date: 06/01/2013 | Business
EVERETT -- It could be one of those tricky answers Alex Trebek asks of contestants on "Jeopardy!" or a question in the latest edition of Trivial Pursuit.
Date: 05/27/2013 | Business
Irish maker of tidal turbines talks about plant in county
Date: 05/20/2013 | Local News
COOS BAY, Ore. -- A Washington company intends to moor five wind turbines off the Oregon coast, and hopes the project dovetails with a separate proposal for liquefied natural gas.
Date: 04/20/2013 | Northwest
WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday he is optimistic that the nation's first offshore wind farm will break ground this year after more than a decade of delays.
Date: 04/05/2013 | Business
REEDSPORT, Ore. -- A company planning to channel the power of the ocean off the Oregon coast into the electrical grid inland says it faces a new regulatory hurdle and needs more money for what has been billed as the nation's first commercial wave energy operation.
Date: 03/27/2013 | Northwest
NEW YORK -- Solar panel installations in the U.S. grew 76 percent in 2012 as the cost of panels and the surrounding equipment continued to fall, according to an annual report by a solar trade group.
Date: 03/14/2013 | Business
EVERETT -- While a federal study recently gave an environmental OK to the Snohomish County Public Utility District's plan to try out two tidal power turbines, some don't agree with the conclusion.Three Indian tribes, a cable...
Date: 02/19/2013 | Local News
SEATTLE -- Ever since voters passed a law requiring the state's largest utilities to get more electricity from wind, solar and other renewable power, there's been no shortage of attempts to overhaul the rules.
Date: 02/15/2013 | Northwest
EVERETT -- Green power from windmills, water power, solar panels and tidal waves has a major problem.It's often generated when it's not needed, it's needed when it can't be generated, and it's impossible to store in large amounts.
Date: 02/11/2013 | Business
EVERETT -- Two giant turbines generating power from tides at the bottom of Admiralty Inlet would not harm the surrounding environment, according to a federal study.
Date: 01/28/2013 | Local News
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Newport has been selected as the site for what its backers call a utility-scale wave energy test site.The city on Oregon's central coast beat out Reedsport to the south for what's called the Pacific Marine Energy Center.
Date: 01/15/2013 | Northwest
Marysville firm making industry's toughest solar panels
Date: 12/22/2012 | Business
ARLINGTON -- Looking up at the outstretched wingtip of the bald eagle fixed to the side of John C. Larson Stadium at Arlington High School, it might surprise some people to know that beyond the feathers lies a recently completed clean, renewable energy site.
Date: 12/10/2012 | Business
WASHINGTON -- The Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank skeptical of climate change science, has joined with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council to write model legislation aimed at reversing state renewable energy mandates across the country.
Date: 11/25/2012 | Nation & World
LONDON -- Renewable energy is set to rival coal as the main generator of the world's electricity by 2035 as the costs of technology fall and subsidies rise, the International Energy Agency said Monday.
Date: 11/13/2012 | Business
Kathy Vaughn has been a commissioner for the Snohomish County Public Utility District longer than anyone in the past 50 years, according to the utility.
Date: 10/25/2012 | Local News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts.
Date: 10/12/2012 | Business
Going solar with a group helps cut the installation cost
Date: 09/22/2012 | Local News
Idaho's first big solar electricity plant will likely soon begin construction, a rare bright spot for renewables in a state littered with canceled wind farms, regulatory uncertainty and low natural gas prices that have soured alternative power's financial appeal.
Date: 09/15/2012 | Northwest
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is now a bit greener.The 85-year-old pontiff was presented with his first electric car Wednesday, a customized white Renault Kangoo for jaunts around the gardens of the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.
Date: 09/06/2012 | Nation & World
EVERETT -- If geothermal power eventually flows into homes in Snohomish County, it likely won't be coming from the nearby Cascade Mountains.
Date: 07/23/2012 | Local News
EVERETT -- Cedar Grove Composting is asking permission from the state to release an unlimited amount of phosphorus -- a substance that in large amounts can harm fish -- into Steamboat Slough from its plant on Smith Island.
Date: 07/02/2012 | Local News
SEATTLE -- The buoy tender Henry Blake made its rounds of navigation aids on Puget Sound Thursday powered with fuel partly made from algae.
Date: 06/21/2012 | Northwest