Energy Regulations Expected To Push Up Prices For New California HomesThe California Energy Commission said the rules it approved unanimously Thursday will raise the average cost of a new home by nearly $2,300.
ConsumerWatch: Energy-Efficient Windows Blamed For Melting Neighbor's CarA California woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport.
California Energy Commission Adopts New Battery Charger StandardsThe California Energy Commission is adopting new efficiency rules for cell phone and other types of electronics chargers.
Bay Area Retailers Shed Light On Light Bulb LegislationIf the shelves of local hardware stores were any indication, 100-watt incandescent light bulbs were hard - if not impossible - to come by.
PG&E To Reward Conservation Following San Bruno BlastNearly 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.
California Green Building Program Fuses Ecology And EconomyA 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.
UC Berkeley's Greek Row Gets Environmentally Friendly UpgradesVolunteers made their way along Cal's Greek Row Sunday, upgrading 29 fraternity and sorority chapter houses with a number of energy efficient perks.