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    Intel catches the wind with rooftop micro-turbine array

    Intel is turning its rooftop into a mini-wind farm, adding an array of 58 micro-turbines that will capture enough wind power to supply the needs of its Santa Clara conference center. 
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    For now, and likely for several more years, Tesla's Powerwall home battery, is a backup power source not much different from the generators for sale at any hardware store. It will keep the lights on and the refrigerator cold during a blackout, but it doesn't run power-hungry devices like air conditioners or clothes dryers.  
     
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    The landfill solar project is the centerpiece of the United States' largest government renewable energy collaboration. Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy on Wednesday applauded the 19 Bay Area government agencies for coming together.  
     
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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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    Apple gets greener with China solar project, renewable paper sources

    In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. 
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    Review: 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV can save you green

    It took a price cut to generate a run on Chevrolet's 2015 Spark EV, with savvy car buyers realizing the lower price and federal electric vehicle tax credit can make for a super deal.  
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    05/21/2015 03:21 PM PDT - Intel is turning its rooftop into a mini-wind farm, adding an array of 58 micro-turbines that will capture enough wind power to supply the needs of its Santa Clara conference center.  
     
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    05/21/2015 02:44 PM PDT - For now, and likely for several more years, Tesla's Powerwall home battery, is a backup power source not much different from the generators for sale at any hardware store. It will keep the lights on and the refrigerator cold during a blackout, but it doesn't run power-hungry devices like air conditioners or clothes dryers.  
     
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    05/14/2015 04:27 PM PDT - The landfill solar project is the centerpiece of the United States' largest government renewable energy collaboration. Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy on Wednesday applauded the 19 Bay Area government agencies for coming together.  
     
    05/09/2015 07:46 AM PDT - SolarCity decides not to install small version for homes and is only offering the bigger Powerwall to customers buying new rooftop solar systems.  
     
     
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    In San Jose, an epic battle of the ants

    Couple stumbles upon the remains of what likely was a massive battle between two colonies of ants. And, yes, the drought could have egged it on. 
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    Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

    Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.