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PG&E admits to flaws in some smart meters

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On orders from California regulators, Pacific Gas & Electric reports that thousands of meters have suffered technical glitches, leading to inaccurate bills.

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on May 11, 2010 at 06:20 AM

California Makes Green Housing Affordable

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Sunlight is free, but getting power from solar panels remains far from it. At least for some low-income families in California, it's now affordable for the first time.The California Public Utilities Commission Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes program, or SASH, is a first-of-its-kind program dedicated to bringing solar energy to owners of low-income housing. The program, part of the Californ...

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on May 11, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Donnie Fowler: On Climate: Congress Restarts, California Threatens

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On climate & energy policy this Spring, California and Washington, DC, are both running hot. The last two weeks in Congress have seen optimism, retreat,...

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on May 10, 2010 at 01:20 AM
Is California's Proposition...

Is California's Proposition 16 a PG&E Power Grab?

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photo: lacp.orgFor Californians, June 8, 2010, primary day, is quickly approaching. As it does advertisements are flooding radio and TV about Meg Whitman, Jerry Brown and Proposition 16. Proposition 16 has been labeled by proponents as the "Taxpayers Right to Vote Act," but as TreeHugger readers know, names can often be misleading. Opponents have labeled the measure the "Monopoly Protection Act...

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on May 09, 2010 at 09:20 PM
Standing Up For Clean Energ...

Standing Up For Clean Energy in California

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On Tuesday, my colleague Annie Notthoff blogged about how the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is serving as a wake-up call for why we need to transition California and the rest of the nation to a clean energy...

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on May 06, 2010 at 04:50 PM
California Conservatives No...

California Conservatives Not 'Nudged' Into Conserving Energy

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photo: Omar Bárcena via flickr.Here's an interesting twist on the conventional wisdom that if you give homeowners more information about the amount of energy they use, they'll naturally start conserving. New Scientist found a report which shows that in general it is true that more info equals energy sa...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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on May 06, 2010 at 09:21 AM

Arnold, Arnold -- beach oil is a 'no,' but tar and nicotine are a 'yes'? UPDATED 5 PM

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Seriously? Arnold Schwarzenegger is worried about the oil that might possibly befoul our beaches at some wretched moment in the future, but not about the tens of millions of cigarette butts that actually do befoul our beaches every hour of every day of every year?

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on May 06, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Out-of-state recycling fraud rings shut, AG says

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It's not like people in Arizona didn't already have enough problems. Now they're being blamed for ripping off California's recycling program of millions of dollars.

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on May 06, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Rep. John Garamendi: My First Bill Protects West Coast From New Offshore Oil Drilling

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When the consequences of offshore oil drilling are faint memories, many Americans tune out the warnings of the environmental community. But its time to look forward and take preventative measures.

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on May 05, 2010 at 04:51 PM

Lawmakers don't want new drilling off West Coast (AP)

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AP - About 20 West Coast lawmakers are backing legislation that would permanently ban new offshore drilling in federal waters near California, Oregon and Washington.

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on May 05, 2010 at 04:20 PM