• GM issues 6 more safety recalls - 07/23/2014 04:04 PM PDT
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    The EV generation: The faithful gather for Tesla event in Monterey

    The co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a Menlo Park venture capital firm, paced excitedly and spoke at breakneck speed about the future of electric vehicles, as if bragging about a child who made the honor roll.
     
    Kristopher Skinner
    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in the hills above UC Berkeley with sweeping views of the Bay, has long been known for its cutting-edge research in energy efficiency. On Thursday, it unveiled FLEXLAB, the world's most advanced lab for studying energy efficiency in commercial buildings.  
     
    Microgrids are alternative ways of generating, storing and using electricity; sophisticated versions function as small-scale power systems that pull together different energy sources and can operate independently in an emergency.
     
     
    SMART GRID
    ( Karl Mondon )
    California adopts first-in-nation energy storage plan

    State regulators require utilities to invest in energy storage technology 
    SOLAR
    Solar Roadways seeks to integrate solar panels into our environment

    Solar Roadways is part of a larger movement that seeks to integrate renewable energy technology -- including wind, geothermal and hydropower -- seamlessly into society.  
    GREEN AUTOS
    (Karl Mondon/Staff)
    Tesla idles Fremont production line for Model X upgrade

    Tesla Motors shut down its production line Monday as part of a long-scheduled plan to retool the factory to increase production of the Model S sedan and prepare for the introduction of the Model X crossover SUV.  
    07/20/2014 10:45 AM PDT - The co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a Menlo Park venture capital firm, paced excitedly and spoke at breakneck speed about the future of electric vehicles, as if bragging about a child who made the honor roll.
     
     
    Kristopher Skinner
    07/10/2014 03:54 PM PDT - The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in the hills above UC Berkeley with sweeping views of the Bay, has long been known for its cutting-edge research in energy efficiency. On Thursday, it unveiled FLEXLAB, the world's most advanced lab for studying energy efficiency in commercial buildings.  
     
    07/07/2014 09:54 AM PDT - Microgrids are alternative ways of generating, storing and using electricity; sophisticated versions function as small-scale power systems that pull together different energy sources and can operate independently in an emergency.
     
     
    07/09/2014 01:22 PM PDT - As President Barack Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficiency, some Americans may see flashbacks of Jimmy Carter trying to persuade them to wear an extra sweater and turn down the thermostat. Silicon Valley sees dollar signs.  
     
     
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    Review: Lexington House serves memorable dishes, cocktails

    Bartenders Stephen Shelton and Jimmy Marino have teamed with Chef Philippe Breneman to offer well-polished fine dining at yet another excellent Los Gatos restaurant.