| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
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,...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Harvard chemist Daniel Nocera recently developed the world’s first practical artificial leaf – a silicon-based device that could use sunlight to split water and create clean fuel. Now, the scientist says he’s improved the leaf –...
| Feb 6, 2013
Al Gore hails from Tennessee, but when he comes to California next week, he'll be coming back to his spiritual home. In 2000, Californians gave him a double-digit lead — 1.3 million votes — over George W. Bush for president. His documentary,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:04 PM
L.A. Department of Water and Power customers will be able to sell back excess solar energy created on rooptops and parking lots under a new program approved by the city utility's board of commissioners....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
An early environmental leader as California's governor nearly four decades ago, Jerry Brown is now easing restrictions for oil companies and talking about overhauling the state's landmark environmental law to boost the economy. As detailed in The Times,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The L.A. City Council turned down Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jan Perry's move to review a new program that for the first time allows individual solar power generators to sell energy to the DWP....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Ikea Group, the Swedish home goods retailer currently residing in 298 blue-boxed stores in 26 countries, wants to expand. Just don’t rush it.
The company opened 11 new stores in nine countries in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31 – buying the...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Chevy will be using the Detroit Auto Show on Jan. 14 to release two quintessentially American products: an all-new Corvette and Silverado pickup truck. But the automaker's booth will have an international flavor as well, as five vehicles from Chevy's...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Solar stocks were burning up Thursday, led by a 41% share price boom for SunPower, which this week said it sold a pair of massive Southern California solar power plants to a Warren Buffett company.
San Jose-based SunPower said in a filing with the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Even with a growing global population, increased meat consumption and government rules mandating biofuels, researchers this week said that the amount of landed needed for agriculture will start to shrink.
Humanity has reached what Rockefeller University...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:39 AM
SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand.
The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...