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U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis steps off of a new Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority hybrid bus after touring the agency's hybrid technology training program on July 21, 2011 in San Jose. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Labor Secretary Touts Green Jobs In Silicon Valley

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that Silicon Valley is a good example of how a clean energy revolution is helping put Americans back to work.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

Toyota Prius 2011

Auto Test: The Toyota Plug-in Prius

Driving has the same feel as current hybrids, but the charging routine can be fiddly.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

Chevy Volt

CPUC Aims To Boost Use Of Electric Cars In California

The California Public Utilities Commission hopes to boost the widespread use of electric vehicles in California by unanimously approving new procedures to set up more charging stations.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/14/2011

A California 'clean air vehicle' sticker is seen on the front bumper of a Toyota Prius on May 6, 2011 in San Rafael. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Hybrid Drivers Lose Carpool Sticker Perk

Bay Area hybrid drivers may be in for a surprise during their back-to-work commute, now that their gold carpool lane access stickers have expired.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/05/2011

A California 'clean air vehicle' sticker is seen on the front bumper of a Toyota Prius on May 6, 2011 in San Rafael. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Hybrid Vehicles Owners Bid Farewell To Carpool Lane Perk

Come July 1, drivers can no longer zip solo in a California carpool lane simply by displaying the telltale yellow “clean air vehicle” on their car’s rear bumper.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/27/2011

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

AAA To Add Electric Car Recharging To California Roadside Assistance

The American Automobile Association has announced plans to deploy electric vehicle mobile charging units in its roadside assistance operations, with California service beginning as early as August.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

2004 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan

Berkeley Lot Sees Greater Demand For Used Low-Mileage Vehicles

More car buyers have been turning to low-mileage used cars rather than investing in brand new hybrid or electric models to try and beat high gas prices.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/12/2011

An electrical cord is plugged into a Chevy Volt at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton on Jan. 7, 2010 in Las Vegas. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Electric Cars Moving Into Mainstream Slowly

Big-name electric cars are slowly but steadily making their way from the assembly line onto the streets. Getting one at this point – and for at least another year – will require patience, according to experts.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

Tesla Model S electric sedan (AP)

Bay Area Electric Car Market Could Benefit From Obama‚Äôs Oil Goals

President Barack Obama’s goals of reducing foreign oil consumption over the next 10 years is seen as a possible boon for electric vehicle makers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/30/2011

Nissan Leaf Electric Car. (Nissan)

Redwood City Man Owns First Green Leaf

Nissan North America Inc. delivered its first all-electric Leaf Saturday to a young tech executive in Redwood City.

KPIX 5–12/11/2010

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