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  • Money talks to daytime show host Michael Strahan

    Money talks to daytime show host Michael Strahan
    Although talk show host and football analyst Michael Strahan was initially a reluctant seller, a $3-million gain in less than a year helped him overcome his hesitancy. Strahan and his fiancee, television personality Nicole Murphy, have sold their Bel-...
  • A Moroccan-style villa in Malibu

    A Moroccan-style villa in Malibu
    An ornate courtyard leads into this Moroccan-style villa in Malibu equipped for off-the-grid living, using solar power, well water and satellite communication. Set on a promontory in Malibu, the home has mountain, ocean and Channel Islands views....
  • Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space

    Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space
    A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land? The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
  • U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

    U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says
    In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.  Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
  • California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

    California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012
    California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017. According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
  • Children's dental care faces new hurdles, report says

    Children's dental care faces new hurdles, report says
    SACRAMENTO -- California children face a more difficult time finding dental coverage after the state changed their healthcare plan, according to a new report. The report, released by a Santa Monica-based advocacy organization Children's Partnership,...
  • Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands

    Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands
    Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday. The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
  • SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015

    SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015
    As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether. Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...
  • Ford hoping to tap thirst for fuel efficiency with phone app contest

    Ford hoping to tap thirst for fuel efficiency with phone app contest
    Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency. The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
  • Film explores effects of solar projects on Native American life

    Film explores effects of solar projects on Native American life
    Documentary filmmaker Robert Lundahl’s latest work, "Who Are My People?," explores the effects of large-scale solar energy developments on Native American spiritual and cultural connections to Southern California’s scorched outback of creosote...