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California's first offshore wind farm proposed near Hearst Castle

Published: 
Tue, 11/10/2015 (All day)

This sleepy coastal town of 10,000 people along California's Central Coast is known for its fishing fleet, nearby Hearst Castle and Morro Rock, a craggy 581-foot-tall monolith that dominates the views to the ocean.

But a few years from now, Morro Bay may be known for something else: a huge offshore wind farm.

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5 Charts That Show How One State Became the World’s Green Superpower

Published: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 (All day)

When it comes to building a low-carbon economy, California isn’t dreaming.

A new report that ranks nations according to renewable energy production, consumption, efficiency, and other factors finds that world’s eighth-largest economy—California—was the second-least-carbon-intensive one on the planet in 2012.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
Category: 
Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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Hopes for Impact of Carbon Rules in U.S. Are Modest

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:27am
Category: 
Energy

The new carbon pollution rules the Obama administration announced on Monday will help spur the natural gas industry and renewable energy like wind and solar power, but executives and analysts said they did not see the nation’s reliance on coal disappearing anytime soon.

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Applying the Lessons of Politics to Green Power

Published: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:33am
Category: 
Energy

Over the years, Tom Matzzie — by working as a political operative on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and on building the antiwar movement that helped usher President Obama into office — became convinced that the key to creating change was to make it easy for people to participate.