Renewable Energy

Apple's Chinese Solar Project, US Forest Conservation Gains Greenpeace RecognitionApple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solarpower project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.
Prototype Wind-Powered Ferry Technology Could Lead To Greener SF Bay TransportationA prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.
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.
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.
Land Grab Of Central Valley Farm Land By Solar Companies Worries EnvironmentalistsEnvironmental and land preservation groups are concerned about a growing number of solar generating plants being targeted on prime farmland across California's San Joaquin Valley.
Watchdog Group Issues Warning Over California Clean Energy PlanA California watchdog group says the state’s clean energy strategy will saddle ratepayers with soaring utility bills unless officials act soon to organize state energy agencies.
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.
ConsumerWatch: Marin Residents Facing July Deadline To Pick Power Provider Marin county residents have an important decision to make in the next few weeks. Consumers are being asked to decide if they want to continue buying their power from PG&E, or switch to Marin Clean Energy, a program offered by the Marin Energy Authority, that offers more power from renewable sources at a few dollars more a month.
Greenpeace Protest Targets Apple Headquarters In CupertinoApple, Inc. was the target of some Greenpeace guerilla activism on Tuesday as environmental protesters called on the Cupertino company to use more renewable energy in their cloud data centers.
Phil Matier: Utility Companies Cashing In On California's Renewable Energy LawThe KCBS and Chronicle Insider says utility companies might reap the rewards of the state's renewable energy law and consumer's may see higher bills.
Parts Of Silicon Valley Economy Showing Signs Of LifeConstruction jobs are on the rise in Silicon Valley, a positive sign in the up and down U.S. economy.