State's Nuclear Power Industry On Brink Of Extinction As PG&E Mulls Shutting Diablo CanyonFacing increasing concerns over earthquakes, a boom in alternative energy production and a tough regulatory environment, PG&E may let its license to operate California's last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon expire in 2025.
Solar Panels To Become Mandatory On New Sebastopol BuildingsOn Tuesday, Sebastopol became the second city in California to require all newly-constructed residences and commercial buildings to carry a photovoltaic energy system.
Dozens Of San Jose City Buildings May Go SolarSan Jose is trying to expand its investment in solar energy, with a proposal to put solar panels on more than two dozen city owned buildings, a project that fits in nicely with the city’s green goals.
California Legislature Drops Surcharge For Energy ResearchLawmakers failed to renew a statewide utility surcharge before the end of their session, dealing a blow to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to promote alternative energy.
Solyndra Bankruptcy Could Dry Up Solar Industry Funding
Protestors Voice Nuclear Power Concerns To CPUC In San FranciscoThose opposed to nuclear power turned out to share their views with the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco on Thursday.
First-Of-Its-Kind Solar Plant Approved For California DesertFor the first time, federal land managers gave final approval Tuesday for the construction of two large solar installations on public lands that could power hundreds of thousands of homes with renewable energy.