Energy

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.

24 hours ago

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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Feds Pledge $75M For Converting Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel At Berkeley Lab, Caltech

Federal officials have pledged $75 million for the study of harnessing solar energy for fuel production at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology.

04/29/2015

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California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume Less

California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.

04/22/2015

Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Permits Extended For Older Altamont Pass Wind Turbines; Environmentalists Say Over 1,500 Birds Could Die

Alameda County Supervisors approved an extension for permits for older model wind turbines on the Altamont Pass that environmentalists say could cause more bird deaths.

03/24/2015

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

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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

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