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A van powered by compressed natural gas(CNG) on display January 27, 2011 at the 2011 Washington Auto Show at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Planning Natural Gas Station Partially Funded By State Grant

Santa Clara County is planning to build a new natural gas refueling station in San Jose that will be open to the public.


Lick wildfire, Henry W. Coe State Park, Santa Clara County, Stanislaus County

Climate Change Report Shows Grim Outlook For California

A new report shows that more wildfires, heat wave and rising seas are expected because of climate change in the state.


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

Energy Regulations Expected To Push Up Prices For New California Homes

The California Energy Commission said the rules it approved unanimously Thursday will raise the average cost of a new home by nearly $2,300.



California Energy Commission Adopts New Battery Charger Standards

The California Energy Commission is adopting new efficiency rules for cell phone and other types of electronics chargers.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Hope To Use Millions In Stimulus Before Deadline

Millions of dollars in federal stimulus money remains unspent in California, but before that cash goes back to Washington, some state lawmakers want to make sure it gets spent.