| 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 –...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:52 PM
With the passage of Proposition 39 this fall, California voters set aside $2.5 billion over the next five years for energy efficiency projects. Now, it’s up to the Legislature to spend the money. On Tuesday, Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles)......
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:13 PM
After months of community meetings and public hearings, a two-year package of DWP electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted 10 to 4 to back the increases, which are expected...
| 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 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....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:57 PM
To hear business leaders and political candidates talk, proper industrial policy comprises only three elements: a fair tax system, a level playing field and "certainty."
So why is it that all three are about to be thrown out the window as a sop to oil,...
| May 23, 2012
That ray of light you see peeking through all the clouds darkening California's future? That's the sun. More specifically, solar power, in which California is the hands-down national leader.
The state's installed solar generating capacity of about 1.2...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The European Commission will probe complaints that Chinese solar panel manufacturers are trying to dominate the hyper-competitive industry by resorting to shady import tactics.
The government body said Thursday that it will launch a formal...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Bay Area clean-tech company SolarCity Corp. had an uncertain path to its initial public offering, delaying and adjusting the size of its debut this week, but the stock was off to a running start Thursday in its first day of trading.
The share price...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:32 AM
SolarCity Corp., a Bay Area solar energy company, is looking to raise as much as $151 million in its initial public offering, widely considered to be the most anticipated renewable-power IPO coming down the pike.
The San Mateo business – which...