Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program

In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.  
he Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuel, calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.  
 
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Last year was the hottest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, scientists reported Wednesday, continuing a steady long-term warming trend spurred by the burning of fossil fuels.  
 
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California adopts first-in-nation energy storage plan

State regulators require utilities to invest in energy storage technology 
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PG&E proposes far-reaching changes for solar power

PG&E on Monday filed a proposal that urges state regulators to undertake wide-ranging changes in the solar electricity system in central and Northern California. 
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Utility to roll out more electric vehicle charging stations

Southern California Edison will install 1,500 charging stations for electric vehicles under a pilot program that has received the green-light from state regulators.  
01/25/2016 09:08 AM PST - In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.  
 
01/21/2016 08:26 AM PST - he Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuel, calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.  
 
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01/20/2016 08:22 PM PST - Last year was the hottest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, scientists reported Wednesday, continuing a steady long-term warming trend spurred by the burning of fossil fuels.  
 
01/18/2016 03:44 PM PST - Some Orange County residents are learning how citrus peels, lawn clippings -- even chicken bones -- have a second life as a clean energy source.
 
 
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.