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  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
  • Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities. The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
  • CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills

    CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills
    Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar. Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
  • Ford Concept Makes Fusion As Light As a Fiesta

     
    Starting earlier this year with the 2015 F-150 and continuing this week with the announcement of a new concept car, Ford is working to be a heavyweight in the realm of "light-weighting." The Ford Lightweight Concept follows in the footsteps......
  • Review: Tesla's electric Model S is a truly competitive premium sedan

    The Tesla Model S may be a silent car, but other automakers will no doubt hear it coming. In its first crack at a premium sedan, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has matched or beaten the likes of the Audi A7 or Mercedes-Benz CLS — products...
  • State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'

    State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'
    Ruben Flores and Maria Llanos are looking for an electric vehicle. While the couple is sold on the idea of a vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint, there are two main reasons they haven't purchased yet: they want to wait until they own a home so...
  • Fiat vs. Fiat: Electric 500e and 500 Turbo comparison test

    The new Fiat 500e – an electric version of the bubbly Italian hatchback – compares well with battery-powered peers such as the Nissan Leaf or Honda Fit EV, as we noted in a recent comparison test. But most buyers will care more about how the...
  • Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared

    Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared
    Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
  • Tesla share jump on cryptic tweet by Elon Musk

    No stranger to leveraging his Twitter presence to maximize attention for his electric car company, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk sent his company's stock up 2.5% on Monday with a single, cryptic tweet. "Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement...
  • Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts

    Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts
    General Motors is joining the electric-car price war with a lease deal on the Chevrolet Spark EV at $199 a month. The deal, announced this morning, follows the recent offerings of $199 leases on Nissan’s Leaf – a big price drop after two...
  • Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains

    Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains
    Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research. A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that...