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Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Gas Prices May Jump With New Emissions Law

Starting next year, a new law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says it will lead to price increases.

03/09/2014

Refinery at Sunrise

Environmentalists Not Happy With California Carbon Offsets

A component of California’s landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups.

08/11/2013

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KCBS In Depth: Options For Advancing Bay Area Transit

With the BART labor negotiations on commuters’ minds, SFSU Professor Dr. Jason Henderson gives suggestions on how to alleviate the Bay Area’s growing public transit issues.

08/05/2013

A box is filled with marijuana plants at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco (AP)

Study: Medical Marijuana Leaves Big Carbon Footprint

A new study found indoor medical marijuana growers now account for 3 percent of California’s electricity usage, enough to power 1 million homes.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/15/2011

Low-energy LED light bulb (AP)

California Green Building Program Fuses Ecology And Economy

A billionaire hedge fund manager who helped defeat Proposition 23 is bankrolling a program to teach electricians and contractors how to install more energy efficient lighting.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/18/2010

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South Bay Kids Get A Refresher On Air Pollution

Have you ever wondered how California air officials determine “Spare the Air” days? Students in Los Gatos discovered the answer as they helped test greenhouse gas emissions at their school.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/27/2010

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Schwarzenegger Urges Voters To Protect California Climate Law

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he doesn’t just want to defeat the November ballot measure that would suspend the state’s greenhouse gas emissions law—he wants voters to trounce it to prompt Washington to create a new national energy policy.

CBS San Francisco–10/19/2010