• Apple ramps up spending on R&D - 08/20/2014 05:50 PM PDT
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    (Chris Carlson)
    California solar plant is frying birds in mid-air

    A Mojave Desert solar plant operated by Oakland's BrightSource Energy is scorching and killing birds flying above, and wildlife investigators are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.  
    Nevada business leaders want the Legislature to consider holding a special session early next year to put together an incentive package to help lure Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.  
     
    SolarCity, the biggest U.S. solar company by market value, increased its loss in the second quarter by investing in the installation of 107 megawatts of new rooftop-power plants  
     
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    ( Karl Mondon )
    California adopts first-in-nation energy storage plan

    State regulators require utilities to invest in energy storage technology 
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    (Chris Carlson)
    California solar plant is frying birds in mid-air

    A Mojave Desert solar plant operated by Oakland's BrightSource Energy is scorching and killing birds flying above, and wildlife investigators are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.  
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    (ANDA CHU/Staff file photo)
    California may expand carpool lane permits for plug-ins

    The state Senate has approved legislation that would allow another 15,000 fuel-efficient vehicles to use California's carpool lanes, even when they have only one occupant.
     
    Chris Carlson
    08/18/2014 06:08 PM PDT - A Mojave Desert solar plant operated by Oakland's BrightSource Energy is scorching and killing birds flying above, and wildlife investigators are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.  
     
    08/11/2014 02:09 PM PDT - Nevada business leaders want the Legislature to consider holding a special session early next year to put together an incentive package to help lure Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.  
     
    08/07/2014 05:39 PM PDT - SolarCity, the biggest U.S. solar company by market value, increased its loss in the second quarter by investing in the installation of 107 megawatts of new rooftop-power plants  
     
    08/06/2014 06:03 AM PDT - When Jeff Silver decided to redo his heating and hot water systems in his Emeryville home, the $32,000 price tag seemed way out of reach. But through a new state-sponsored program for energy efficiency financing that went live Tuesday in 17 California counties, Silver was able to buy and install the equipment he needed with no money down and tack the payments on to his yearly property taxes with payments spread out over 15 years.  
     
  • How to invest in renewable energy - 07/30/2014 10:18 AM PDT
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    (Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
    Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

    Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.