Alternative energy

Oregon wave energy project may be delayed

A company planning to channel the power of the…


Lawmakers seek to change state clean energy law

Ever since voters passed a law requiring the state’s largest…


Tribes, cable groups protest plan for tidal-power project

While a federal study recently gave an environmental OK to…


Oregon city to host wave energy test site

Newport has been selected as the site for what its backers call a utility-scale wave energy test site. The city on Oregon’s… Continue reading

Study a big step for tidal power in Admiralty Inlet

Two giant turbines generating power from tides at the bottom of Admiralty Inlet would not harm the surrounding environment, according to a federal… Continue reading

PUD tackles green-energy storage dilemma

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… Continue reading

U.S. solar installations soared 76% in 2012

Solar panel installations in the U.S. grew 76 percent in 2012 as the cost of panels and the surrounding equipment continued to… Continue reading

Everett firm had big role in green Bullitt Center

It could be one of those tricky answers Alex Trebek asks of contestants on “Jeopardy!” or a question in the latest edition of… Continue reading

Salazar touts Cape Wind project

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday he is optimistic that the nation’s first offshore wind farm will break ground this year after more… Continue reading

Seattle wind-energy company sets sights on Oregon coast

A Washington company intends to moor five wind turbines off the Oregon coast, and hopes the project dovetails with a separate… Continue reading

Everett potential site for tidal-power turbine plant

possibly in Everett. Representatives of OpenHydro… Continue reading

Solar energy savings add up with tax credits

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… Continue reading

More in county getting power from solar panels

More people in Snohomish County and Camano Island are tapping into the power of the sun. The number of people installing solar panels… Continue reading

Tesla electric car owners can now juice up in Burlington

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… Continue reading

Solar panel sales surge in Japan

Domestic shipments of solar cells and modules in Japan leapt by their most in at least 30 years last fiscal year as government… Continue reading

Protesters greet officials studying possible dam site

Dozens of people lined rural roads along the Skykomish River near Sunset Falls on Wednesday to show federal and local officials their opposition… Continue reading

Opponents out in droves against proposed mini-dam

If anybody is in favor of a mini-dam proposed on the Skykomish River, they were hard to find this week. Vocal public opinion,… Continue reading

PUD considering new technology to store extra power

Picture what the rectangular battery in your smoke detector would look like if it were a little stretched out lengthwise and 1,000 times… Continue reading

Court upholds state’s approval of Gorge wind farm

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state’s approval for a wind farm on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge,… Continue reading

2 local companies sell county on latest solar tech

OutBack Power Technologies of Arlington and Silicon Energy of Marysville served as hub sites for this year’s Snohomish County Solar Tour, whose informational… Continue reading