Green energy

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center on June 4, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The panels can produce up to 675 kilowatts of power and can provide 20-30% of the power for any convention at the center and is said to be one of the largest city owned solar power systems in the United States. San Francisco is the host to the World Environment Day 2005 conference where over 60 mayors from the world's largest and most environmentally significant cities, including London, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Delhi, Kabul, and Manila convened in San Francisco for the United Nation's World Environment Day conference June 1-5 to adopt historic accords on sustainable urban living. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

New Setback For SF Alternative Energy Plan; Mayor: ‘Green Power Not Dead’

Proponents of a green power alternative to PG&E in San Francisco are frustrated, but not deterred by delays to the city’s long awaited renewable energy program.

08/14/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Public Utilities Commission Halts Plan For Green Energy Program

In a stunning defeat for green power advocates, San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission has halted a decade-old plan to develop a city-operated power program to generate clean energy for residents.

08/14/2013

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Solar Panels To Become Mandatory On New Sebastopol Buildings

On Tuesday, Sebastopol became the second city in California to require all newly-constructed residences and commercial buildings to carry a photovoltaic energy system.

05/16/2013

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Sonoma County Working On Greener Energy Alternative For Residents

Sonoma County residents will soon have the option for greener electricity, but officials said the program wouldn’t completely replace PG&E.

05/07/2013

A PG&E SmartMeter (CBS)

SF Public Utilities Commission Reviewing Clean Energy Alternative To PG&E

San Francisco is moving closer to its launch of a clean power program that will compete with PG&E. The city’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is now taking a closer look at customer rate impacts of CleanPowerSF.

03/25/2013

Solar Panels (AP)

Solar Industry Grapples With Hazardous Wastes

While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many solar panel makers are grappling with a hazardous waste problem.

02/10/2013

Shell Gasoline

San Francisco Clean Power Proposal May Profit Shell Oil, Raise Rates

San Francisco took another step Wednesday towards signing a controversial contract with Shell Energy to provide renewable energy to households in the city at rates higher than Pacific Gas and Electric.

09/13/2012

Repubican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during news conference in front the shuttered Solyndra solar power company May 31, 2012 in Fremont. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Romney Slams Obama Policies At Shuttered Solyndra Building In Fremont

Mitt Romney was holding a news conference outside the shuttered offices of Solyndra, the green energy company that went bankrupt after receiving government loans.

05/31/2012

(Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

NASA Scientists Work On Biofuels At San Francisco Wastewater Plant

NASA scientists working at a San Francisco sewage treatment plant in Hunter’s Point believe they’ve developed a way to use wastewater to make biofuels.

04/17/2012

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Defends Solyndra Loan, Remains Committed To Green Energy

President Obama made his staunchest defense yet of the failed half-billion dollar federal loan to now-bankrupt Solyndra at a Thursday news conference.

10/06/2011

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