New light bulbs offer alternative to LEDs and CFLs

Startup company has created an induction light bulb for consumers that promises the familiar shape and light color of incandescents but with longer life and far better efficiency. 
By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.  
 
As consumers gain power over when they use electricity, utilities stand to avoid $13 billion in annual grid investments, according to a study published Wednesday by the clean energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute.  
 
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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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Luxury car maker Fisker to revive brand with Southern California assembly plant

Fisker Automotive is back in business. The luxury car company will establish Southern California's first new car manufacturing plant in more than two decades. 
08/28/2015 06:18 PM PDT - Startup company has created an induction light bulb for consumers that promises the familiar shape and light color of incandescents but with longer life and far better efficiency.  
 
08/27/2015 10:12 AM PDT - By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.  
 
08/27/2015 05:56 AM PDT - As consumers gain power over when they use electricity, utilities stand to avoid $13 billion in annual grid investments, according to a study published Wednesday by the clean energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute.  
 
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08/25/2015 09:42 AM PDT - President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.
 
 
 
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'I am a Feminist': New generation steps up to claim the 'F-word'

Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality. 
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.