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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Published: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Energy

Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is turning the state’s power system upside down.

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Wind farms get extended leeway on eagle deaths

Published: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Category: 
Energy

In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals — producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife — federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty.

Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride."

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U.S. to Lease Federal Waters for Commercial Offshore Wind Energy

Published: 
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:16pm
Category: 
Energy

The federal government will hold the first lease sale for commercial offshore wind energy projects at the end of July, the Interior Department announced on Tuesday.

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See-through film could turn phones, windows into solar panels

Published: 
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:51pm
Category: 
Energy

If you look out across the SoMa district in San Francisco, you see many rooftops covered in large solar panel arrays. 

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California aims to "bottle sunlight" in energy storage push

Published: 
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 12:19pm
Category: 
Energy

California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid.