| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled.
Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Google Inc. plans to invest $80 million in six utility-scale solar facilities in California and Arizona as the tech behemoth continues to put money toward alternative energy projects.
The Mountain View, Calif., company will partner with solar...
| Nov 14, 2013
California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so?
The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new pact Monday to formally align California's clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia.
The agreement commits all four governments to work toward ways to put a...
| Oct 16, 2013
Welcome to the really, really green 'hood — 20 demonstration houses in Irvine's Great Park. Irvine is the cradle of the designed neighborhood, but not like this. These homes were designed and built to compete in the Department of Energy's Solar...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root.
There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In a fish-eat-fish ocean filled with sharks and other fierce swimmers, how has the delicate jellyfish survived – and thrived – through hundreds of millions of years of evolutionary culling? A team of biologists and engineers says it has...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- In the debate over energy and climate change, the public continues to give support to both sides, according to a a new poll.
By more than a 2-1 margin, respondents in a new Pew Research Center poll said they favor building the Keystone...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Police and the FBI continued a massive manhunt Thursday for the man who opened fire inside a business on Long Island, killing one employee, critically injuring the company's chief executive and prompting the lockdown of nearby schools and a shopping...