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Utility Regulators Approve Plan to Replace San Onofre Power

KQED Science | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Utility Regulators Approve Plan to Replace San Onofre Power

Plan relies on renewables -- and fossil fuels -- to fill gap created by shutdown of nuclear power plant.

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens

KQED Science | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens

The Ivanpah solar farm, in California’s Mojave Desert about 40 miles south of Las Vegas, will produce enough electricity to power 140,000 homes per year.

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Ford Debuts Solar Hybrid

KQED Science | January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ford Debuts Solar Hybrid

Ford Motor company is trying to be the first on the road with a solar powered car for everyday use. The company is unveiling its concept model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

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2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

KQED Science | December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013: Progress, But Long Road Ahead to California Climate Goals

Despite its deserved reputation for climate leadership, California will have to hustle to make its own long-range emissions goals.

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Can Renewable Energy Reduce California’s Fire Risk?

KQED Science | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Can Renewable Energy Reduce California’s Fire Risk?

The Rim Fire is calling attention to a big problem: California’s forests are overloaded with fuel after a century of putting out fires. There’s a new push to use that fuel to make renewable energy, but it's sparked a heated debate.

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As World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens, California Looks to End Solar Wars

KQED Science | July 12, 2013 | 41 Comments

As World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens, California Looks to End Solar Wars

After controversy over a threatened species delayed several large solar projects, state officials are trying to broker an agreement between conservation groups and solar companies on a path forward for renewable energy.

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Controversial Solar Farm One Step Closer to Construction

KQED Science | June 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Controversial Solar Farm One Step Closer to Construction

The Panoche Valley Solar Farm cleared a hurdle this week. Environmental groups sued to stop the solar project, located near Hollister, but the suit was rejected.

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The Biggest Battery You Haven’t Seen

KQED Science | May 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Biggest Battery You Haven’t Seen

This week, PG&E unveiled California’s largest battery project, now storing electrons in San Jose. The project is a pilot for energy storage technology, as electric utilities look for ways to balance increasing amounts of solar and wind energy on the grid.

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Could Rooftop Solar Kill Utilities? California Grapples with Solar’s Success

KQED Science | May 17, 2013 | 9 Comments

Could Rooftop Solar Kill Utilities? California Grapples with Solar’s Success

As increasing numbers of Californians generate their own electricity, they rely less on electric utilities. That’s raising major questions about the future of California’s utilities.

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