Energy

A huge arch in an iceberg off the coast of Pleneau Island. (Getty Images)

Sacramento Sixth Grader Traveling To Antarctica Becomes Youngest Ambassador

A sixth grader in Sacramento has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Antarctica.

03/02/2015

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Startup Faces Competition For Electric Car Charging Stations

A Bay Area startup betting on the future may have a new place for you to plug in, but competition isn’t far behind.

02/26/2015

Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Google Invests In Altamont Pass Wind Farm To Power Its Mountain View Headquarters

Google announced on Wednesday, a 20-year deal with the Altamont Pass wind farm that will allow its Mountain View headquarters to be entirely powered by wind energy.

02/11/2015

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New Accusations Of Corrupt Political Exchange Between PG&E And Regulator

A consumer-advocacy group says one of the recently-released emails between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission shows the commission’s president pushed a backroom deal to award PG&E millions in unearned energy efficiency incentives.

11/19/2014

solar panels

Davis Building Largest Solar Plant In UC System To Power Campus Buildings

The University Of California at Davis plans to build a major new solar instillation to generate roughly 14 percent of the campus’ energy, a feat university officials are calling “the largest solar power plant to offset the electricity demand of a U.S. university or college campus.”

09/26/2014

DPR Construction headquarters in San Francisco (CBS)

DPR Builds San Francisco’s First Net Zero Energy Office Building

From the outside it looks like any other office building, but inside the new San Francisco offices of DPR Construction the hallmarks of green building are everywhere.

08/14/2014

(CBS)

Focus Of Governor Brown’s Mexico Trip Is Energy, Education, Not Immigration

Though the pundits may be talking about immigration these days, Governor Jerry Brown was in Mexico Tuesday to talk business, specifically energy and education.

07/29/2014

powerlines

Power Struggle In State Senate Over ‘Opt-In’ Requirement For Alternative Power

A power struggle is underway in California’s State Assembly over two simple words that are complicating a bill about where residents get their electricity.

06/11/2014

President Obama greets well-wishers at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, May 8, 2014. (CBS)

President Obama In Silicon Valley For Whirlwind Fundraising Visit

President Barack Obama has arrived in the Bay Area for a roughly 19-hour visit, including fundraisers and an appearance at a Mountain View Walmart, where he will give a speech on energy efficiency.

05/08/2014

Solar panels installed on the roof of Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall Goes Solar, Gets Called ‘Green And Clean’

558 solar panels were installed on the roof of Davies Symphony Hall, as part of the GoSolarSF incentive that aims to shrink the city’s carbon footprint and conserve energy.

04/30/2014

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