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  • 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...
  • Review: 'Gasland Part II' probes a deeper layer in the 'fracking' controversy

    Review: 'Gasland Part II' probes a deeper layer in the 'fracking' controversy
    The season of summer movie sequels need not apply only to superhero adventures. Apparently environmental documentaries can get in on the action as well, as the haunting and provocative "Gasland Part II" gets a small theatrical release ahead of its...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down. Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
  • Lower energy and food costs fuel big drop in wholesale prices

    Lower energy and food costs fuel big drop in wholesale prices
    WASHINGTON -- Big drops in the cost of food and energy pushed wholesale prices down 0.7% in April, the largest monthly decline in more than three years, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The slide in the producer price index, the largest since...
  • Brown, senator at odds over clean energy money

    SACRAMENTO -- Six months after voters approved new taxes to fund clean energy projects, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers remain at odds over how to spend the money on improving energy efficiency at public schools and community colleges. Brown, who is...
  • Assembly panel backs halt to fracking

    Assembly panel backs halt to fracking
    SACRAMENTO -- Plans to halt fracking in California advanced in the Legislature on Monday, when a key committee approved three measures that would prohibit the practice until the state can study it further. The votes were a victory for environmentalists,...
  • Eurozone's unemployment climbs to 12.1%, a fresh record high

    Eurozone's unemployment climbs to 12.1%, a fresh record high
    WASHINGTON -- The Eurozone's unemployment rate hit a record high of 12.1% in March as the region continued to struggle with recession, government officials said Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for the 17-nation group topped the previous...
  • Flex alert issued for Tuesday as heat wave continues

     
    With the state's heat wave expected to continue through the week, the California Independent System Operator has once again issued a flex alert, a call for customers to conserve power to avoid outages. The alert will be in effect Tuesday......
  • In wake of Fukushima disaster, Japan to end nuclear power by 2030s

     
    The Japanese government announced a dramatic turn in its energy policy Friday, vowing to make the densely populated island nation nuclear-free by the 2030s. Last year's tsunami-triggered disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex forced evacuation of...
  • Environmentalists battle federal government over oil leases

     
    The federal government announced Thursday that it has leased nearly 18,000 acres of public land in Northern California for oil and gas exploration, angering environmentalists who fear an uptick in hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Many of the 15...
  • State Senate leader backs Medi-Cal expansion

     
    Sen. Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic leader of the state Senate, urged Gov. Jerry Brown to expand the state's public health system as part of the implementation of the federal healthcare overhaul....