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The shuttered Fremont headquarters of Solyndra in 2012. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 Jobs

Tesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.

06/12/2015

SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 17:  Real estate agents arrive at a brokers tour (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 Years

California is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.

06/09/2015

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PG&E Toppled By Sonoma Clean Power As Top Energy Supplier In County

PG&E is no longer the dominant energy supplier in Sonoma County thanks to the one-year-old Sonoma Clean Power, which supplies mostly solar and geothermal renewable energy.

06/01/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

05/26/2015

Tesla batteries installed at Kendall-Jackson wines. (Kendall Jackson)

Napa’s Kendall-Jackson Wines Becomes Early Adopter Of Tesla Battery

Your next bottle of chardonnay may have a much smaller environmental footprint after the makers of the Kendall-Jackson label jumped on board with the latest green invention from Tesla.

05/01/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple’s Chinese Solar Project, US Forest Conservation Gains Greenpeace Recognition

Apple 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.

04/16/2015

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

SolarCity, Nest Join Forces To Get More Homeowners To Install Solar Panels, Smart Thermostats

California already leads the nation in home solar installations, but now there’s a deal that could literally put sales through the roof.

04/13/2015

On Thursday (March 12), NASA is set to launch the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS, to study a phenomenon known "magnetic reconnection." These energetic events, sometimes referred to as "explosions in space," are the driver of solar weather. (NASA)

NASA Launching Satellites To Study Magnetic Fields Just As Sun Unleashes Monster Flare

NASA is launching a fleet of spacecraft Thursday to investigate the mystery behind a cosmic phenomenon in the Earth’s magnetic field just as the sun unleashed its first massive flare of the year.

03/11/2015

Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Google Invests In Altamont Pass Wind Farm To Power Its Mountain View Headquarters

Google announced on Wednesday, a 20-year deal with the Altamont Pass wind farm that will allow its Mountain View headquarters to be entirely powered by wind energy.

02/11/2015

Apple campus, spaceship, headquarters

Apple To Build Huge Solar Energy Farm In Monterey County To Power ‘Spaceship’ Complex, Retail Stores

Apple will spend $850 million on a massive solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant’s new office campus, retail stores and its other California operations.

02/10/2015

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