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PG&E Increasing Rates By 6%; Largest Since 2006

Monthly rates for customers of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.—the state’s largest provider of electricity and natural gas service—are going up by nearly 6 percent for the average home.

01/01/2015

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

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Bay Area Gas Prices Fall 26 Cents Per Gallon; Poised To Drop Even Further By New Year

Average gas prices fell 24 cents in California last month and further in the Bay Area, continuing a downward trend seen across the country, according to the American Automobile Association’s Northern California chapter.

12/10/2014

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Sub $3 Gas Becoming A Common Sight In Bay Area

Oil prices continued to tumble Friday after OPEC producers elected not to cut production. That means we could see the slide in gas prices continue for the foreseeable future.

11/28/2014

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Ford’s New F-150 To Get 26 Mpg, Tops Among Pickups

Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.

11/26/2014

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Berkeley Could Soon Add Global Warming Labels To Gas Pumps

In keeping tradition with its progressive history, the city of Berkeley could soon start slapping stickers on gas pumps to warn drivers that burning fuel contributes to global warming.

11/18/2014

Natural gas leak at Market St. and Santa Clara in downtown San Jose. (Mike Colgan/CBS)

San Jose High Rise Under Construction Evacuated After Major Gas Leak

A gas leak that prompted the evacuation of 2,500 people and a shelter-in-place order for 2,500 more in downtown San Jose Friday has been capped, San Jose fire officials said.

11/07/2014

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Gas Prices Plummet In Bay Area, Nationwide; Down 46 Cents Per Gallon Since May

The latest survey of gas prices show the average price per gallon has dropped to its lowest point in nearly a year, with some Bay Area stations dropping nearly 30 cents since last week.

10/14/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

A hydrogen fuel cell Mercedes. (CBS)

Bay Area Hydrogen Car Market May Get Boost From State Grant

Car show season is just around the corner and one of the new models is all the buzz: It’s the first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car.

10/05/2014

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