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CALUMET, Okla. (AP) -- A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Tuesday a statewide ban on plastic bags distributed by grocery stores and pharmacies, making California the first state in the nation to prohibit the bags' use.
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Solar power might become the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050 as falling costs boost installations, according to the International Energy Agency.
Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The Hong Kong property tycoon who gathered almost $20 billion in Chinese solar manufacturing assets is expanding his reach in other green energy technologies and may seek Wall Street money to do it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As California's severe drought continues, state and local agencies are looking at budgeting water use by creating a daily water allocation for each household.
County Supervisor Dave Roberts' is hoping that the project to replace his home's front and back grass yards with artificial turf may spark a change in the future of water efficiency rebates offered by local water districts.
After more than 25 years of debates, hearings and lawsuits, San Diego City Hall seems poised to scrap the idea of building a bridge over the Rose Canyon Open Space Park in University City in favor of letting the neighborhood craft an alternate proposal.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.
SAN FRANCISCO -- State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and geothermal plants and others for conservation of desert habitat and animals.
The United Nations climate summit is a reminder that rich countries still aren't ready to make deep cuts to their carbon emissions or make significant payments to help poor countries cope with the consequences of those emissions.
The research group Equinox Center has officially endorsed the city of San Diego’s Pure Water project, a 20-year plan for improving local water supply conditions through water recycling.
Is fixing climate change free? That’s the suggestion of an international blue-ribbon panel in a new report, which has been enthusiastically embraced by people who would like to fix climate change.
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As November’s general election creates numerous possibilities for policy change both in San Diego and across the country, a group of executives from companies and groups involved in the expansion of solar energy systems discussed the state of their economies at a Daily Transcript roundtable.
As the number of buildings attaining LEED status in San Diego continues to rise, the definition of energy efficiency and the technologies that make for it continue to evolve.
In the aftermath of the summer bankruptcy of the government-backed California solar panel maker Solyndra, expectations among renewable energy wonks, who describe the company’s failure as an outlier among many successes, remain generally high. But some policy research analysts are more skeptical — not doubtful, but still skeptical.
Last week, millions in San Diego County found themselves without electricity in the wake of a multi-state blackout. But not everyone was without power.
Working in the energy business was never a goal for Lee Krevat, now the director of smart grid and clean transportation for San Diego Gas & Electric, and in fact was the result of a begrudgingly made career switch from Silicon Valley at the behest of his family.
It took eight years of operating in the red before Pearson Fuels began to turn a profit, but now that the alternative-fuels gas station and distributer is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it is finally seeing revenues in the multiple six-figure range, general manager Mike Lewis said. What’s his advice to others considering entering the market? “Don’t do it.”
When entering San Diego's business community about 30 years ago, Clint Walker’s aim had nothing to do with being in the solar business. His success as the co-founder and president of Southwestern Solar Systems since his entrance to the business in 2009 came about in much the same fashion his other major endeavors have.
Holly Smithson's thirst for action and results led her to CleanTECH San Diego, the industry association that was just being put together back then by Mayor Jerry Sanders and Jim Waring, its founder chairman.
When Cecilia Aguillon, director of marketing and government relations for Kyocera Solar Inc., immigrated to the United States from El Salvador as a teen, she grew into a young adult with a lofty goal in mind: to save the world.
Clint Walker from Southwestern Solar Systems explains the benefits of Solar Electric for your business.
Oct. 9, 2012 -- George Chamberlin talks with Sachu Constantine, director of policy at the California Center for Sustainable Energy, about the solar industry and what its impacts are on the region, state and country.
This edition focuses on new technologies and green building techniques that can aid in conserving water.
Learn about San Diego's first solar-powered community.
Learn about new options to finance solar energy systems, how retrofitting a swimming pool can reduce utility costs and local government’s latest commitment to become sustainable.
Learn about the latest eco-friendly innovations and how local businesses are trying to reduce their impact on the environment.
Read about local pioneers in environmental science, how electric cars are taking over San Diego’s streets, and why one Chargers player loves his Smart car.
From “green roofs” to sustainable surfboards, learn about the latest eco-friendly innovations and how local businesses are trying to reduce their impact on the environment.
Learn about the latest innovations in eco-friendly technology and how local businesses are going green.
Take a closer look at how businesses in various sectors throughout the region are embracing sustainability.
Explore some of the local companies and products driving green innovation.
Take a closer look at how businesses in various sectors throughout the region are incorporating the green lifestyle.