Tesla Files to Sell Electricity in TexasPalo Alto-based Tesla has filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission to generate electricity and sell it directly to the public. Details were not included in the application but the company said in its filing it plans to sell electricity directly to consumers with a focus on those who already own Tesla cars.
Bill Confusion Leads Many to Drop Green Energy Supplier Despite Cheaper RatesConfusing bills, colder weather and chatter on social media have many in Livermore mistakenly blaming their new green-energy supplier for higher charges.
San Jose Flips Switch On New Green Energy PlanThe city of San Jose is now getting on board with the global push for sustainable energy.
Hundreds Gather From Around Globe For San Francisco Climate Change SummitPeople from around the world gathered in San Francisco Tuesday a day before the start of the Global Climate Action Summit as the international community looks to California for solutions to climate change.
Elon Musk Says Tesla Plans To Sell Solar Roof Tiles TooTesla CEO Elon Musk says his car company will sell solar roof tiles that are customizable and meant to look like a traditional roof.
Google 'Project Sunroof' Tells You If Solar Rooftop Panels Are A Good DealGoogle's new online service tells homeowners whether they should consider buying or leasing solar photovoltaic panels.
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.