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Energy Efficient

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

The sun reflects off of energy-efficient windows. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Energy-Efficient Windows Blamed For Melting Neighbor’s Car

A California woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport.

05/10/2012

powerlines

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.

01/14/2012

Spiral compact fluorescent light bulb (AP)

Bay Area Retailers Shed Light On Light Bulb Legislation

If the shelves of local hardware stores were any indication, 100-watt incandescent light bulbs were hard – if not impossible – to come by.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/04/2011

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PG&E To Reward Conservation Following San Bruno Blast

Nearly three months after the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno, natural gas still isn’t flowing at full pressure into San Francisco and the Peninsula, so PG&E is offering a reward to customers who conserve during chilly winter days.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/01/2010

Low-energy LED light bulb (AP)

California Green Building Program Fuses Ecology And Economy

A billionaire hedge fund manager who helped defeat Proposition 23 is bankrolling a program to teach electricians and contractors how to install more energy efficient lighting.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/18/2010

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s Greek Row Gets Environmentally Friendly Upgrades

Volunteers made their way along Cal’s Greek Row Sunday, upgrading 29 fraternity and sorority chapter houses with a number of energy efficient perks.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/08/2010

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