Conversations about fracking, the controversial technique for natural gas extraction (alternately known as "that thing that turns your tap water flammable") are typically confined to Pennsylvania, where the critically acclaimed documentary Gasland was set, or the state of New York, currently debatin ... More >>
Guess what? If you live anywhere near the 1,000-acre Inglewood oil field -- in Culver Crest, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Vista, Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, Village Green or anywhere around there -- your home is bordering the largest urban oil field in America. Cool, right? It's run by giant Texas oil ... More >>
This is the handiest thing to come out of UCLA since those stretchy, glowing devices that can "move with the body." (Aka, a raver's dreamwear.) Now, UCLA is expanding its stretch-nology into the Big Green industry. A new method of collecting the sun's energy and using it to power man's devices is ... More >>
Burbank ACTIONOver 100 worried residents packed into the disco-themed ballroom of Moose Lodge in Glendale last night -- summoned by a growing base of health, privacy and consumer advocates lashing out against California's sketchy new method of measuring household energy use. The new wireless ... More >>
FoxThis photo would be censored on some stations.Our favorite nuclear family is suddenly losing viewers in some parts of North America and Europe. And it hasn't done anything different. No, the L.A.-born Simpsons is a victim of thinned skinned censors who fear some folks can't stand to consi ... More >>
FoxA d'oh in the real world can mean hundreds of thousands displaced.Nuclear power has had a good run in the last 20 years or so. With 9/11 inspiring Americans to think more about how to ween the nation off Middle Eastern oil, atomic energy maybe even had a hey day in recent times. After all ... More >>
What's a little contamination in the name of the drill?The nation was abuzz yesterday with highly unsustainable news of a fresh way to squeeze millions more barrels of oil from the deepest Earthstuffs of America the Beautiful: It's called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" among Big Oil exec ... More >>
The dirty cost of clean energy in GASLAND
In killing Proposition 23, residents choose to pay more for energy, use less
To save California's global-warming law, a 23-year-old finds his rage and 60,000 friends
david.nikonvscanon via FlickrUpdated with a response from Councilman Ed Reyes Councilman Ed Reyes introduced a motion at a meeting Tuesday to halt the installation of 1,000 solar panels in a hillside of the Montecito Heights area, The Eastsider LA reports. The city's Building and Safety Depa ... More >>
Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday backed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "carbon surcharge" proposal for Department of Water and Power customers despite reports indicating that the plan could hike power fees as much as 28.4 percent. "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles has introduc ... More >>
This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the Los Angeles area's most closely guarded secrets -- the partial meltdown of an experimental nuclear reactor operated by Atomics International Inc. near Chatsworth. For 20 years information of the event had been confined to a terse, euphemistically wo ... More >>
By Daniel HeimpelThe battle over Measure B, City Hall's solar plan that sped through Los Angeles City Council at the speed of light, is heating up like a photo-voltaic panel under summer sun. During a special hearing at City Hall early this week, Council member Tony Cardenas pressed DWP bureaucrats ... More >>
David S. Freeman: City Hall "is capable of screwing up a two-car funeral"
In the effort to go green, Texas appears to be kicking the crap out of California. After a summer that saw sewage spill after sewage spill mar beaches across L.A. County, it's refreshing to see that at least one city in America has its shit together. Yesterday, San Antonio, Texas announced plans t ... More >>
A solar White House
L.A.s man to watch in 2008. Talking water and power and history with the citys new DWP head
While Bush and Schwarzenegger rush to market biofuels, the fact is that not all ethanol is created equally.
Tips for a healthy home
USA Petroleum tests biodiesel
Smog fighters are about to cave to Big Business — again
Biodiesel can be sexy
The reincarnation of Arnold’s solar initiative
One city’s attempt to cool down global warming
How I tried to stop worrying and love nuclear power
Just when it looked like we might win the war on smog, a new and more deadly form of air pollution stalks Los Angeles
Audubon sues the DWP for the sake of songbirds
Arnold’s energy plan could short the public
Who will pay for San Onofre’s rehab?
Wind power for Los Angeles faces down a new foe
Or what to do with all that old French-fry oil . . .
What Schwarznegger only dreamed, Tai Robinson delivered
L.A. lawmaker could make or break bill on renewable energy
New problems could short out Dave Freeman and his DWP legacy
In dire need of a plan to protect nuclear power plants
Natural gas dwindles, alternative energy pulls back
Proposed power plant flames out in South Gate
State faces huge energy bill because of San Onofre shutdown
The 'Era of Limits' returns
South Gate is already one of the most polluted cities in California. Does it really need a massive new electric plant?