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Alternative Energy

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Solar Panels To Become Mandatory On New Sebastopol Buildings

On Tuesday, Sebastopol became the second city in California to require all newly-constructed residences and commercial buildings to carry a photovoltaic energy system.

05/16/2013

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Dozens Of San Jose City Buildings May Go Solar

San 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.

09/21/2011

Solar Panels (AP)

California Legislature Drops Surcharge For Energy Research

Lawmakers 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.

09/12/2011

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

Solyndra Bankruptcy Could Dry Up Solar Industry Funding

FREMONT (KCBS) – While many venture capitalists remain bullish about solar companies, a Republican call for further investigation of how bankrupt Solyndra spent millions in federal loans could mean less public money for the solar […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/01/2011

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Protestors Voice Nuclear Power Concerns To CPUC In San Francisco

Those opposed to nuclear power turned out to share their views with the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco on Thursday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/14/2011

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First-Of-Its-Kind Solar Plant Approved For California Desert

For 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/06/2010

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