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Energy Efficiency

A San Mateo police cruiser (CBS)

San Mateo Police Go Electric With New Patrol Motorcycles

The department has partnered with Zero Motorcycles of Scotts Valley in acquiring the fully electric patrol motorcycle.

10/30/2013

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.

06/01/2012

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Santa Clara County Rewards Homeowners For Energy Conservation

Santa Clara County is offering generous discounts for home energy check-ups, as rising temperatures have many homeowners thinking about ways to keep their house cool this summer.

09/07/2011

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San Mateo Homeowners Eligible For Energy Efficiency Rebates

Homeowners in San Mateo County who make their homes more energy efficient will soon be eligible for up to $8,000 in rebates.

CBS San Francisco–08/07/2011

A box is filled with marijuana plants at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco (AP)

Study: Medical Marijuana Leaves Big Carbon Footprint

A new study found indoor medical marijuana growers now account for 3 percent of California’s electricity usage, enough to power 1 million homes.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/15/2011

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Energy-Efficient Californians To Save Money Through New Program

A new energy saving program has been rolled out in the Bay Area to help homeowners become more energy efficient while saving on utility costs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/02/2011

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Cleanup Of Davis Superfund Site Gets Greener

Environmental officials are using new green technology to speed up the process of cleaning Superfund sites in the U.S.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/27/2011

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Oakland Program To Help Downtown Businesses Go Green

The City of Oakland plans to reach out to more than 4,000 downtown businesses in an effort to promote the use of energy-efficient lighting and other conservation measures.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/03/2011