Energy

A Bay Area neighborhood plotted by Google's "Project Sunroof" (Photo Credit: Google)

Google’s New ‘Project Sunroof’ Will Tell You How Much Solar Power You Could Be Generating

Google researchers say a lot of people have been asking the company’s algorithm how many solar panels would fit on the roof, how much energy they could produce and which contractor should be hired to get them installed.

08/17/2015

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Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most California Residents

Most residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators.

07/03/2015

(photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small Earthquakes

It’s the single largest power-generating operation of its kind on the planet and is an important part of California’s green energy portfolio. But hardly anyone in the Bay Area knows what it is or where it is.

06/16/2015

Christopher Froome in  the Tour de France & Jelly Donuts (credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images/Chow.com)

The Tour de France – In Terms of Jelly Donuts

Elite cyclists burn up to 32 per day in energy…

06/10/2015

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 Years

California is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.

06/09/2015

A Golden Eagle.  (Source: Tony Wisgett; Wikimedia Commons)

Wind Farms Spacing Out Turbines To Better Accommodate Birds; Reduce Death Rates

The wind farm on Altamont Pass is one of the deadliest locations in the Bay Area for eagles, hawks and other birds to fly, but is slowly becoming a safer place because companies are restructuring.

06/08/2015

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PG&E Toppled By Sonoma Clean Power As Top Energy Supplier In County

PG&E is no longer the dominant energy supplier in Sonoma County thanks to the one-year-old Sonoma Clean Power, which supplies mostly solar and geothermal renewable energy.

06/01/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

05/26/2015

San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco City Hall Becomes Oldest Building To Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The 100-year-old San Francisco City Hall is now the world’s oldest building to receive LEED Platinum certification for existing building operations and management, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

05/14/2015

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla ‘Powerwall’ Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3K

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

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