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AP - Government cannot explain high-speed acceleration incident involving Toyota Prius in Calif.

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on Mar 15, 2010 at 03:20 AM

Investigation questions Prius driver's story: report (Reuters)

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Reuters - A federal investigation of the Toyota Prius involved in a dramatic incident on a California highway last week found a pattern of wear on the car's brakes that raises questions about the driver's account of the event, the Wall Street Journal said in its online edition on Sunday.

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on Mar 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM

California Agrees to Allow Out-of-State Renewable Energy Credits

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California utilities can now purchase some of the benefits of renewable energy without actually purchasing the energy itself.That’s the gist of a move yesterday by the California Public Utilities Commission to allow utilities to use tradable renewable energy credits (TRECs) to meet the state’s ambitious renewable portfolio standard.The state’s utilities had previously been allowed to use ...

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 03:50 PM
Runaway Prius case presents...

Runaway Prius case presents nagging questions (AP)

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AP - Investigators are confronted with a series of nagging questions as they try to unravel the case of a California real estate agent who said his Toyota Prius turned into a runaway death trap after the gas pedal became stuck.

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 03:50 PM
Report: California to amend...

Report: California to amend 'Cool Cars' legislation over... criminal activity?

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Filed under: Legislation and Policy, USAIs CARB backing down on its so-called "cool cars" regulation? On May 7, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will have to turn in its final draft of the controversial regulations, which calls for automakers to build cars and trucks with windows that prevent 45% of the sun's energy from entering a vehicle by 2014 and 60% by 2016. Vehicle manufacturers...

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 02:20 PM

California Sea Lions Washing Up On Beaches By The Dozen

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Marine mammal experts report that dozens of sick and hungry sea lion pups have washed up on California shores this winter, many not making it...

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 01:20 PM

Jonathan Kim: Petition to Kill California's Anti-Pollution Legislation Is Off to a Rocky, Slimy Start

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With only a month to get almost 434,000 signatures, the anti-AB 32 petition drive is off to a rocky start. But one thing that's for sure is that you should never, ever count the Republicans out.

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 11:50 AM
Bad Year for Sea Lions, Sta...

Bad Year for Sea Lions, Starving Pups Washing Up Along California Beaches

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Photo via Michael R PerrySea lions are having a hard time finding food this spring, and pups are feeling the squeeze. Marine mammal experts report that dozens of sick and hungry sea lion pups have washed up on California shores this winter, many not making it even with the help they get at rescue centers. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach alone has treated 27 pups found since Dec...

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 08:20 AM

State regulators approve $9 million in solar research grants, PG&E solar contract

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The California Public Utilities Commission approved more than $9 million in solar research grants Thursday and also gave the go-ahead to a solar contract for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Invasive moth threatens wine grape crop

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A huge swath of Wine Country, including vineyards where some of the world's best grapes are grown, was quarantined this week after an invasive moth was discovered.

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on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:50 AM