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San Diego’s Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 20 years

San Diego wants to be clean -- 100 percent clean energy, to be exact -- in just 20 years, under an ambitious plan…
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What It Means to be a Responsible Tech Company

Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting…
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A Low-Carbon Economy Crossroads

Our country, and the world, stands at a crossroads. The technologies to deliver both sustained economic growth and reduced emissions have all been…
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Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…
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The Bay Area’s Transportation Potential and the Role Tech Companies Can Play

The regional transportation mess and the role that tech companies can play in helping enable progress towards a better more sustainable, Bay Area.
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REDD Offsets in California?

The California Air Resources Board is considering how carbon offsets generated through REDD could fit into its cap-and-trade program.
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LA to Power Wastewater Treatment with Waste Biogas

Constellation, subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and Los Angeles Sanitation, recently announced they broke ground on a 25-megawatt (MW) biogas fueled cogeneration plant. It…
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Toyota’s New 2016 Prius Pumps Up Hybrid Market With Sport And Style

Toyota's new 2016 Prius line adds a generous helping of fun to the hybrid experience, with a raft of new fuel efficiency improvements…
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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…
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Google, LinkedIn Campus Layouts at Odds with Urban Living

The city of Mountain View, California -- home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft's Silicon Valley office -- boasts gorgeous campuses for work…
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Did Airbnb Win or Lose On Prop F?

Airbnb successfully lobbied to defeat a ballot initiative that sought to limit house-sharing in San Francisco. But did the company really win?
Indianapolis is one of several cities adopting 'default to green' policies. Its new bike-sharing program is just one of many sustainable development initiatives underway.

Cities Adopting ‘Default To Green’

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth sits down with Gil Friend, chief sustainability officer for the city of Palo Alto, California, about an intriguing…
B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.
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How We Got Into This Mess: A History of Bay Area Transportation

Today, the San Francisco Bay Area is in the midst of another boom, but its transportation system is at peak capacity. Here's how…
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College Students Living Sustainably

At CITRUS (Community Initiative To Restore Urban Sustainability) House, students from Santa Clara University are practicing a cooperative and eco-friendly lifestyle.