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  • A flaw in California's cap-and-trade plan

    A flaw in California's cap-and-trade plan
    California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so? The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national...
  • Google to invest in solar farms in California and Arizona

    Google to invest in solar farms in California and Arizona
    Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects. The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar...
  • Letters: Powering California

    Letters: Powering California
    Re "Clean energy could choke the grid," Dec. 3 The Times ignores the fact that extreme weather, not renewables, poses the biggest threat to the nation's energy grid. Regardless of the energy source, the grid requires smart management and investment....
  • Brown releases proposed rules for fracking

    Brown releases proposed rules for fracking
    SACRAMENTO — The Brown administration has released much-anticipated proposed rules for fracking, a controversial technique for drilling for oil and natural gas reviled by environmentalists. The process, formally known as hydraulic fracturing,...
  • Fuel cell cars from Toyota, Honda, Hyundai set to debut at auto shows

    For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future. No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....
  • Geneva council considers solar panel plan

    Geneva council considers solar panel plan
    Geneva would provide a fraction of its power from a solar array built on the east side of the city under a plan being considered by aldermen. A private solar company put forth the plan after city council members voted earlier this year to walk away from...
  • Letter: Time to hold CV Water District's candidates to promises

    On Nov. 5, we are scheduled to have elections in the Crescenta Valley. I ask you to consider Charles Beatty for Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors. He is the candidate most uniquely qualified for this seat. He has served as a member of...
  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able...
  • Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea

    Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea
    SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their differences and developed a plan they hope can save the ailing Salton Sea, the state's largest body of water and often considered its most...
  • A fresh squeeze of Juice Beauty

    A fresh squeeze  of Juice Beauty
    Karen Behnke became pregnant with her first child about the time she noticed the first lines on her face, at age 40. The California entrepreneur turned her attention from corporate wellness programs, which she had spent years designing, to personal care...
  • Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

    Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission
    A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth. Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...