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Solar Power's Dirty Secrets

Solar Power's Dirty Secrets

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A new "rank 'em and spank 'em" scorecard of solar power firms finds that the process of making clean energy isn't very clean.

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on Mar 30, 2010 at 01:20 PM
Passivhaus Comes To Califor...

Passivhaus Comes To California, Shattering Stereotypes

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Renderings by Tomasz Biernacki, Perchara StudiosTreeHugger has written Forget Energy Star and LEED, The Real Green Building Standard is Passivhaus.. Most of the ones we have shown are in cooler, more northern climates, and most are small and boxy.Therefore it took some time to figure out the O'Neill House in Sonoma, California, by Jarrod Denton of Lail Design Group and built by Solar Knights. I...

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on Mar 30, 2010 at 09:20 AM
California  Paves Way for N...

California Paves Way for National CO2 and Fuel Economy Standards

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Eight years after California took the lead in the fight against global warming, Golden State’s clean car program is about to go national.  By this Thursday ,  the US EPA is set to finalize the first ever national limits on...

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 05:50 PM

California Leadership on Carcinogens

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The federal government and the State of California have taken very different approaches to protecting children from cancer-causing chemicals. This is a situation where California has shown real leadership and has adopted scientific principles that protect children’s health. California has...

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:50 PM

The Governator Offers $1,500 Rebate for Electric Motorcycles in California

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Californians will now be eligible to receive a $1,500 rebate when they purchase qualifying electric motorcycles. Last week the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, helped to promote Zero Motorcycles, which are the first electric bikes to qualify for this rebate. This means that the Zero DS dual Sport Motorcycle and the Zero S Supermoto, will be available [...]

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 08:20 AM

Cost to California of tax breaks for green-tech equipment questioned

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers say new tax breaks they created this week for so-called green businesseswon't cost taxpayers a cent. But economists, tax experts and budget analysts say such a claim is misleading.

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Schwarzenegger orchestrates a compromise

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Schwarzenegger coerced Democrats into providing some targeted tax breaks for the housing and green-technology industries in the name of jobs creation. In return, Democrats got a better shake for schools, transit and road work than the governor had proposed.

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Caltrain set to approve plans to electrify railroad

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After 10 years of study, Caltrain officials on Thursday will approve plans to electrify the railroad from San Francisco to San Jose, setting the stage for quicker, cheaper and greener trains within five years.

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:20 AM

Fiorina slams California's global warming law

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Calling it an "unbelievable job killer," GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina on Friday urged the elimination of California's landmark global warming law.

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on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:20 AM

A California Ballot Initiative could Spell Trouble for Renewable Energy

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Millions of dollars in campaign cash could drastically affect the course of California’s renewable energy economy in the years ahead.That is the concern of the dozens of citizen rights groups and renewable energy advocates urging Californians to vote “no” on Proposition 16 in the state’s June elections. The proposition would require a two-thirds’ majority from voters for a county or c...

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on Mar 28, 2010 at 06:20 AM