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Grand Plan May Settle the Solar Siting Paradox

Aug 31, 2012

Grand Plan May Settle the Solar Siting Paradox

Remote deserts would seem to be the ideal place for Big Solar -- were it only that simple.

Fast Lane for California Wind Energy -- But for How Long?

Aug 20, 2012

Fast Lane for California Wind Energy -- But for How Long?

Federal incentives can hasten development--or slow it down.

How Saving Water Could Help Keep the Lights On

Nov 03, 2011

How Saving Water Could Help Keep the Lights On

Water and electricity do mix

Clean Energy Target Still Unmet, PG&E Signs More Renewables

Aug 08, 2011

Clean Energy Target Still Unmet, PG&E Signs More Renewables

California's three big utilities have another two years to reach their mandated target of 20 percent of their electricity generated from renewable sources, and today PG&E announced two new deals that could inch the company closer to that goal:

California’s Nuclear Burden

Jul 23, 2011

California’s Nuclear Burden

Nearly 3,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel have accumulated at nuclear power plants in California...with nowhere to take it. With INTERACTIVE MAP, TIMELINE, SLIDESHOW

Report: “Stalled” Energy Projects Costing Us

Mar 10, 2011

Report: “Stalled” Energy Projects Costing Us

Business group says delays are costing thousands of jobs, billions in lost economic benefits.

Renewables Standard One Step Closer to Law

Feb 24, 2011

Renewables Standard One Step Closer to Law

That next gust of wind you hear may be a collective sigh of relief from the renewable energy industry.

A New Energy Label Promotes Wind Power

Feb 11, 2011

A New Energy Label Promotes Wind Power

Soon you’ll be able to go to a store and buy a product you know was made from pure, clean wind energy.

Of Birds, Bats and Blades

Feb 10, 2011

Of Birds, Bats and Blades

The wind energy industry faces multiple challenges in California. SLIDE SHOW and INTERACTIVE MAP.

Wind Farm Forecast: More & Bigger

Feb 09, 2011

Wind Farm Forecast: More & Bigger

It will take thousands more wind turbines to meet California's clean energy goals.

Environment and Electrons Create Sparks in SoCal

Jan 27, 2011

Environment and Electrons Create Sparks in SoCal

Indians and environmental groups find common cause over a sprawling energy transmission project.

Climate Watch

Jul 30, 2010

Reporter's Notes for Energy Storage: The Holy Grail

Energy storage (through batteries) is something we use everyday in our cell phones and computers. So it may be a little surprising that when it comes to the electric grid, storing energy is something that's rarely done.

Climate Watch

May 21, 2010

Editor's Notes: Race for Renewables

Where did California go wrong? And as other states try to learn from its lessons, does the Golden State have any hope of reaching its next ambitious target - 33 percent renewable by 2020?

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