LOS ANGELES — Tesla Motors’ plan to build what co-founder Elon Musk bills as the world’s largest battery factory could not only shake up the power industry but trigger a bidding war between states eager for the 6,500 jobs the $5 billion investment could create.
Date: 02/28/2014 | Business
Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has earned the ardor of investors and the highest U.S. safety ratings. It can also add the honor of having the best-reviewed car of the year by automobile critics at Consumer Reports.
Date: 02/25/2014 | Business
DEVELOPING: For a yet unknown reason, Lynnwood did not comply with the state law that required cities to have regulations in place by mid-2010 governing electric vehicles. The rules address which parts of city in which charging stations can be located, etc. The city plans to finally get it done.
Date: 02/06/2014 | Local News
Viewpoints: Project may be good for public, environment
Date: 01/19/2014 | Commentary
BOTHELL — For Erik Scudder, hanging by ropes from a 350-foot wind turbine tower is an exhilarating way to make a living.Not everyone, though, shares his feeling about his job."Mothers hate it," he said.Scudder, of Bothell, and...
Date: 01/18/2014 | Business
PENDLETON, Ore. — Douglas Elliott is a self-described odor connoisseur. His laboratory, in particular, smells like a foul combination of rotting eggs, dirty socks and wood smoke.
Date: 01/10/2014 | Northwest
SEATTLE -- The biofuels company claimed it had developed a promising new technology to convert household trash into diesel fuel, but even from the start, Michael Spitzauer and his company, Green Power Inc., raised some eyebrows.
Date: 01/08/2014 | Northwest
MONROE -- For the past five years, 300 homes outside Snohomish County have been powered by cow manure from farms near Monroe.For the next five years, that power will stay in the county.Qualco Energy, which runs a biogas...
Date: 12/31/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- While a decision on whether tidal power turbines may be installed in Admiralty Inlet has been delayed in part by the federal government shutdown, sparring between the proponent and opponents has continued.The Federal Energy...
Date: 10/20/2013 | Local News
ARLINGTON -- OutBack Power Technologies of Arlington and Silicon Energy of Marysville served as hub sites for this year's Snohomish County Solar Tour,...
Date: 10/07/2013 | Business
YAKIMA -- The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state’s approval for a wind farm on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge, though it was not immediately clear if the project would go forward.The Whistling Ridge Energy Project...
Date: 08/29/2013 | Northwest
Four years ago, Matt Moreno of Everett had solar panels installed on his house and, just a few months ago, bought a Tesla Model S all-electric sedan.Now, Tesla Motors has opened a "supercharger" station in Burlington, allowing...
Date: 07/22/2013 | Street Smarts
EVERETT -- More people in Snohomish County and Camano Island are tapping into the power of the sun.The number of people installing solar panels on their homes has tripled in the past three years, to more than 300 from around 100, according to the
Date: 07/21/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- Picture what the rectangular battery in your smoke detector would look like if it were a little stretched out lengthwise and 1,000 times bigger.It would be roughly the size of a ship container. Instead of powering smoke detectors, it could run TVs, heating...
Date: 07/13/2013 | Local News
Erika Schweickert of Capital City Solar in Rocklin, Calif., has seen a surge the past couple of years in customers interested in investing in solar energy systems for their homes.They're not investing thousands of dollars into solar systems because it's chic to be green;...
Date: 07/04/2013 | Home and Garden
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