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Doldrums lift for wind power

by Patrice Sarath

May 23, 2012


Maybe wind power isn’t doing so badly after all, despite my colleague Lee Simmons’ post of a few weeks ago. The ...

Modern boomtowns drive new construction, growth

by Patrice Sarath

April 11, 2012


A new oil rush has created modern day boomtowns in far-flung locations in North Dakota and New Mexico. Once sleepy ...

Solar and Wind Power Industries to Grow Fastest through 2016

by Patrice Sarath

November 7, 2011


Advances in technology and government initiatives to develop clean, renewable energy sources are driving rapid growth ...

Achoo! FDA pulls prescription cold meds

by Patrice Sarath

March 3, 2011

Starve a cold? Feed a fever? Or just drink plenty of fluids and feel sorry for yourself.

Well, this hit close to home since my husband is suffering from the worst cold ever (that might be hyperbole). The FDA ...

Home Depot revamps stores to appeal to women

by Patrice Sarath

January 28, 2011

If all you have is a hammer, it means you didn't shop at a hardware store lately.

If you think hardware stores are the quintessential male shopping experience (Macy’s for men?), you haven’t been to one ...

Blow, baby, blow – wind energy takes hold

by Patrice Sarath

August 23, 2010

Wind turbines in Iraan, Texas

Out in West Texas on Highway 10, there’s a whole lotta nothin’. I know, because on a family trip to New Mexico and ...

Trailertopia: Clayton’s modern i-house attracts new buyers to manufactured home market

by Patrice Sarath

February 11, 2010


Since when did trailers become chic? Here in Austin we eat coffee porter braised lamb and gourmet doughnuts out of ...

Acciona is driving the solar energy bandwagon

by Patrice Sarath

March 11, 2008

If the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, how is it that Acciona has become such a mover and shaker in the solar ...