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
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