Bay Area Consumer Prices Jump 2.8% In 12 Months Outpacing Regional, National PricesPrices for consumer goods and services in the San Francisco Bay Area rose 2.6 percent in the last 12 months ending in August according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Google's New 'Project Sunroof' Will Tell You How Much Solar Power You Could Be GeneratingGoogle 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.
Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most California ResidentsMost residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators.
Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small EarthquakesIt’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.
The Tour de France - In Terms of Jelly DonutsElite cyclists burn up to 32 per day in energy...
CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 YearsCalifornia 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.
Wind Farms Spacing Out Turbines To Better Accommodate Birds; Reduce Death RatesThe 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.
PG&E Toppled By Sonoma Clean Power As Top Energy Supplier In CountyPG&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.
California's Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income HomesA new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.
San Francisco City Hall Becomes Oldest Building To Receive LEED Platinum CertificationThe 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.
Tesla 'Powerwall' Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3KElectric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.
Feds Pledge $75M For Converting Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel At Berkeley Lab, CaltechFederal 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.