East Bay businesses can get rebate for energy programs

Select businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are offered rebates of up to 50 percent of the cost of installing more energy-efficient equipment. 
United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes.
 
 
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Cisco Systems has signed a 20-year agreement to buy the output of a solar farm NRG Renew will build in the Sonoran Desert near the California-Arizona border.  
 
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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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Berkeley lab unveils new solar energy center aimed at producing fuel from sunlight

Groundbreaking work expected to be performed at $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. 
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Tesla sets record for delivery of vehicles in a quarter

Palo Alto-based Tesla delivered a record-setting number of vehicles during its second quarter of 2015 that ended in June, the company disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing. 
07/02/2015 08:46 PM PDT - Select businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are offered rebates of up to 50 percent of the cost of installing more energy-efficient equipment.  
 
06/30/2015 04:13 PM PDT - United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes.
 
 
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06/24/2015 05:51 AM PDT - Cisco Systems has signed a 20-year agreement to buy the output of a solar farm NRG Renew will build in the Sonoran Desert near the California-Arizona border.  
 
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06/16/2015 12:32 PM PDT - Ever since Google bought Alameda's homegrown wind energy company, Makani Power, two years ago, the former Alameda Naval Air Station has become a laboratory for weird inventions.  
 
 
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Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.