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Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California's Biggest Solar Energy Project

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Mon, 12/04/2017 (All day)

The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener.

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Leaked PowerPoint Reveals The Gas Industry’s Playbook For Waging Pipeline Fights

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Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

One of the natural gas industry’s top trade associations launched a front group earlier this year to defend new East Coast pipeline proposals against the kind of protests that have targeted oil projects like Keystone XL and Dakota Access.

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A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics — he sued them for $10 million

Published: 
Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and several colleagues predicted that wind, solar and hydroelectric power could provide 100% of the energy demand in each of the 48 contiguous American states, “at low cost,” by about 2050.

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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:38am

The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost.

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Can Jerry Brown fight climate change in his own backyard?

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Wed, 07/05/2017 (All day)

In a room once occupied by Republican Gov. Earl Warren, Jerry Brown toasted legislators from across the aisle at a recent climate luncheon in the stately Governor’s Mansion.