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  • Feds won't prosecute wind farm if turbine blades kill a condor

    Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...
  • California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

    California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012
    California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017. According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
  • SolarCity shares soar 59% in debut after rocky IPO journey

    SolarCity shares soar 59% in debut after rocky IPO journey
    Bay Area clean-tech company SolarCity Corp. had an uncertain path to its initial public offering, delaying and adjusting the size of its debut this week, but the stock was off to a running start Thursday in its first day of trading. The share price...
  • SolarCity slashes IPO share price, boosts size of offering

    SolarCity slashes IPO share price, boosts size of offering
    SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand. The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
  • EU investigates suspected Chinese solar panel 'dumping' scheme

    The European Commission will probe complaints that Chinese solar panel manufacturers are trying to dominate the hyper-competitive industry by resorting to shady import tactics. The government body said Thursday that it will launch a formal...
  • SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015

    SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015
    As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether. Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...
  • Wind blade plant officials ask Noem for help

    Wind blade plant officials ask Noem for help
    Molded Fiber Glass officials urged Rep. Kristi Noem over and over Tuesday to extend a tax credit for wind energy. Plant manager Dave Giovannini said during a tour of the Aberdeen plant that the extension of the Production Tax Credit is essential to the...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
  • SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million

    SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million
    SolarCity Corp., a Bay Area solar energy company, is looking to raise as much as $151 million in its initial public offering, widely considered to be the most anticipated renewable-power IPO coming down the pike. The San Mateo business – which...
  • 'Artificial leaf' now ready to get dirty, inventor says

    'Artificial leaf' now ready to get dirty, inventor says
    Harvard chemist Daniel Nocera recently developed the world’s first practical artificial leaf – a silicon-based device that could use sunlight to split water and create clean fuel. Now, the scientist says he’s improved the leaf –...
  • L.A. council endorses back-to-back DWP rate hikes

     
    After months of community meetings and public hearings, a two-year package of DWP electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted 10 to 4 to back the increases, which are expected...