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Solar Energy

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  • 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...
  • Lawmakers make plans to spend $2.5 billion in new energy funds

     
    With the passage of Proposition 39 this fall, California voters set aside $2.5 billion over the next five years for energy efficiency projects. Now, it’s up to the Legislature to spend the money. On Tuesday, Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles)......
  • Wind turbines and bird deaths

     
    (Washington, D.C., February 2, 2011) American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, said today that the build-out of wind energy proposed by the federal government to meet a Department of Energy target of...
  • Ted Turner talks wind power and baseball at Anaheim conference

     
    Media mogul Ted Turner opened the wind industry’s largest national conference Monday morning with the kind of feisty, fist-pumping comments that have become his calling card. “I’ve been accused of being full of hot air most of my life,...
  • Google invests $55 million in Kern County wind farm

     
    Google must really like its new renewable energy hat, because the company has plunked down an additional $55 million on a major wind project. The Internet search giant said it is partnering with Citibank, with each shelling out $55 million to help finance...
  • Google backs California wind farm with $55 million

     
    The Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, one of the largest wind farms in the world, just landed a hot new financier: Google. The Internet search giant is partnering with Citibank to each spend $55 million to buy part......
  • Geostellar discovers solar market on rooftops

     
    Geostellar debuted late last year as a way to speed up solar and wind-power energy projects, and Chief Executive David Levine was pounding the pavement from coast to coast giving demos mostly to engineers and developers. The company’s Web-based...
  • Environment: Do we have to choose between clean energy and the animals?

     
    It all seemed so simple once. You know: "Save the whales," "save the spotted owl" and so on. Now, black and white has given way to green versus green. Take the Los Angeles Times story on Monday about wind turbines......
  • President Obama says 'solar cells you can brush onto a house for the same cost as paint' are real

     
    President Obama announced a tech partnership that would develop high-tech breakthroughs...
  • Obama says Congress could learn a lesson from his daughters

     
    President Obama says Congress should get their work done early like his two daughters do...
  • Gold rush for renewable energy in Antelope Valley

     
    Antelope Valley is betting big in renewable energy. Two solar projects have already been approved for unincorporated Los Angeles County. Eight other renewable energy projects have been proposed. Of these, NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Fla. and...