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  • Assembly bill could lower cost of residential solar in California

    Assembly bill could lower cost of residential solar in California
    Californians who want to put solar panels on their roofs could benefit from a state bill headed to the governor’s desk. The Legislature on Thursday passed the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, which promises to streamline the solar permitting...
  • Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?

     Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?
    When Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors announced plans to build a $5-billion battery "gigafactory," it listed four states as possible homes — none of them California. Since then, feverish wooing by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and some state...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexico's president talk trade in L.A.

    Gov. Jerry Brown and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shared the stage in Los Angeles to speak about opportunities for the Golden State and its southern neighbor to work together on business opportunities, climate change and higher education....
  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise

    U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise
    When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States. But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
  • Boeing, South African Airways to develop jet fuel from tobacco

    Boeing, South African Airways to develop jet fuel from tobacco
    Boeing Co. is teaming with South African Airways and Dutch aviation biofuels company SkyNRG to develop jet fuel from a new type of tobacco plant. The companies announced Wednesday the effort to develop the aviation biofuel, which they said would...
  • USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

    With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem. Yet, in Khaitan's case, some...
  • 2 California solar-power projects to be acquired by Virginia firm

    2 California solar-power projects to be acquired by Virginia firm
    Energy giant Dominion has agreed to acquire two California solar projects from a San Diego renewable energy developer. The projects are expected to come online next year, Dominion, based in Richmond, Va., said in announcing the deal Monday. The 24-...
  • Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook

    Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook
    HARTFORD – The Connecticut Supreme Court has removed a major obstacle to construction of the state's first large-scale, commercial wind turbines. In a 6-0 ruling released Monday, the court rejected a legal challenge from FairwindCT, a citizens...
  • 3,360 miles of forest cleared in Brazilian Amazon in 2013

    3,360 miles of forest cleared in Brazilian Amazon in 2013
    The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009....
  • Are birds the canaries in the climate-change coal mine?

    To the editor: It's encouraging to see the National Audubon Society studying the effects that climate change might have on birds. Groups such as this often protest renewable energy projects like utility-scale solar and wind farms out of concern for...