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Nevada Researchers Trying To Turn Roadside Weed Into BiofuelScientists who've been cultivating gumweed on the University of Nevada campus think they are on the verge of producing diesel fuel, and perhaps someday jet fuel, from a sticky cousin of the sunflower that grows across much of Nevada's high desert.
Shared, Community Solar Energy Model Spreads Into CaliforniaA new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.
Tiburon May Soon Mandate Solar Panels On All New HomesIt's easy to look on the sunny side of life when you can afford to live in Tiburon. But it could soon get even a little bit more costly to call one of California’s most expensive zip codes home.
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.
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.
Solar Panels To Become Mandatory On New Sebastopol BuildingsOn Tuesday, Sebastopol became the second city in California to require all newly-constructed residences and commercial buildings to carry a photovoltaic energy system.
Sonoma County Working On Greener Energy Alternative For ResidentsSonoma County residents will soon have the option for greener electricity, but officials said the program wouldn’t completely replace PG&E.
SF Public Utilities Commission Reviewing Clean Energy Alternative To PG&ESan 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.
Solar Industry Grapples With Hazardous WastesWhile solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many solar panel makers are grappling with a hazardous waste problem.
San Francisco Clean Power Proposal May Profit Shell Oil, Raise RatesSan 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.
Romney Slams Obama Policies At Shuttered Solyndra Building In FremontMitt Romney was holding a news conference outside the shuttered offices of Solyndra, the green energy company that went bankrupt after receiving government loans.
NASA Scientists Work On Biofuels At San Francisco Wastewater PlantNASA 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.
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