(Carl Costas for CALmatters)
Tom Steyer and Kevin de León: A friendship that may change California

Kevin de León is among California's most powerful politicians, and Tom Steyer is a billionaire. And they have built a friendship that may shape the state's climate and energy policy. 
Gregorio Borgia
California Gov. Jerry Brown, issuing an ominous appeal on climate change, said Tuesday that the world may already have 'gone over the edge' on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.  
 
Itsuo Inouye
The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
They have no other choice.
 
 
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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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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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Honda unveils 2016 Accord in Silicon Valley

Skipping typical new car debut venues such as Detroit, Los Angeles and New York, Honda unveiled its latest Accord model Thursday at a high-tech research laboratory in Mountain View. Honda becomes the latest big car company to expand its Silicon Valley research division. 
Carl Costas for CALmatters
07/21/2015 06:39 PM PDT - Kevin de León is among California's most powerful politicians, and Tom Steyer is a billionaire. And they have built a friendship that may shape the state's climate and energy policy.  
 
Gregorio Borgia
07/21/2015 07:29 PM PDT - California Gov. Jerry Brown, issuing an ominous appeal on climate change, said Tuesday that the world may already have 'gone over the edge' on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.  
 
Itsuo Inouye
07/21/2015 06:38 PM PDT - The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
They have no other choice.
 
 
07/15/2015 04:14 PM PDT - A solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world will be grounded in Hawaii until April for battery repairs.
 
 
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