Los Angeles Agency's Touted 'Green Power' Program is Running out of Steam
January 5, 2005 12:00 AM - James Nash, Daily News, Los Angeles
Despite spending millions to promote its clean-energy effort, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has lost nearly 75 percent of the program's participants -- many of them phantom, nonpaying customers.
Sierra Club Seeks to Stop Las Vegas Freeway Widening on Pollution Grounds
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Ken Ritter, Associated Press
In a case with broad national implications, the Sierra Club wants to stop the widening of a freeway in fast-growing Las Vegas until the government proves the health of people living nearby won't be harmed by the automobile exhaust.
Electric Vehicle Converts Happy to Avoid Pumps, Accept Cars' Limitations
January 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Rick Popely, Chicago Tribune
When Ted Lowe tallies how much he has shelled out for gasoline this year, he gets a knot in his stomach.
Newmont Mining Fights Shareholder Proposal Questioning Practices in Indonesia
January 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post
Newmont Mining seeks to quash a shareholder proposal that questions its gold-mining practices in Indonesia.
Farm Uses Waste Cooking Oil to Heat its Greenhouse
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press Herald
Ralph and Lisa Turner of Laughing Stock Farm have a new recipe for salad this winter: Take a vat of used cooking oil from restaurants, strain out food bits ranging from bread crumbs to chicken bones, then use it as fuel to heat a greenhouse.
Timber Sale in Estacada, Ore., Area Has Potential for Peace
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Jim Kadera, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
New ground is being broken in efforts to manage the Mount Hood National Forest in ways that don't end up in federal court.
North Charleston, S.C., Company Recycles Leftovers into Sealer for Roofs
December 30, 2004 12:00 AM - Kris Wise, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Entrepreneurs often pour their hearts -- not to mention their money and time -- into business ventures other people think are, well, crazy.
Palo Alto, Calif., to Buy 'Green' Power Created by Gas of Decomposing Garbage
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Dan Stober, San Jose Mercury News
Pushing to buy at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, Palo Alto has turned to a new supply: rotting garbage in Watsonville.
Villagers Drop Suit Against Denver-Based Mining Firm
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - Kelly Yamanouchi, The Denver Post
Indonesian villagers agreed to drop a $543 million lawsuit against PT Newmont Minahasa Raya, a subsidiary of Denver's Newmont Mining Corp., after alleging that mercury waste from the company's Minahasa gold mine polluted Buyat Bay and sickened residents.
Nevada Commission Issues Solar Power Rebates, Adopts 'Green Power' Program
December 29, 2004 12:00 AM - John G. Edwards, Las Vegas Review-Journal
State regulators on Tuesday approved solar power rebates for 50 residential and small-business electric customers and adopted a program designed to help independent power developers secure financing for wind, solar and geothermal power projects.