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Tech Lowers NOx Emissions in California Oil & Gas Sector

A new, cleaner-burning combustion technology promises to cost-effectively lower nitrous oxide emissions at oIl and gas facilities in California's San Joaquin Valley. ClearSign's…
Bicycles are already commonplace in Palo Alto, but by 2030 the city may be entirely car-free, predicts Masdar blogging contest runner-up Gil Friend.

Palo Alto in 2030: How One Small City Advanced the ‘Sustainability’ Revolution

Gil Friend imagines the Palo Alto of 2030: climate positive, car-free and a vibrant laboratory for innovations that transformed the global landscape.
Glimpsing the future of sea level rise along the Marin bay shoreline

Visualize Sea-Level Rise with Time Goggles

A pilot project will engage federal and local resources to help locals visualize sea-level rise with OWL "potential reality" viewers in the Bay…

Benefit Corporation Laws — California vs. Delaware. It’s All In the Details

So, you've decided to become a Benefit Corporation. Should you choose Delaware or California?

Benefit Corporation Laws: Delaware vs. California

Benefit corporation law has been enacted in 19 states. Delaware is of particular significance because it is the recognized leader in corporate law,…

Top 10 Carbon Market Predictions for 2015

Last week, the Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, announced its second annual prediction list of 10 carbon market…

Venture Capitalists Inject $27 Million Into Stem’s Distributed Energy Storage Tech

Seeing promise in Stem's distributed energy storage optimization platform, Constellation Technology Ventures and Total Energy Ventures have taken equity stakes in the startup.

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Pushes For Distributed Wind

A group of Senators recently urged the U.S. Department of Energy to continue funding programs for the domestic distributed wind energy industry. What's…
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California Governor Calls for 50 Percent Renewables By 2030

During Gov. Jerry Brown’s inaugural address, he called for California to generate 50 percent of its power from renewables by 2030.
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California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
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California Law Banning Confinement Crates Takes Effect In 2015

Proposition 2 goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015, banning cages for hens and gestation and veal crates for pregnant pigs and calves.
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PG&E Smart Grid Lab Tests Battery Storage

Leading private- and public-sector energy players are joining to install and test a grid-scale battery storage system at PG&E's Smart Grid Lab. Eos…

16 Major Companies and Agencies Say No to Chemical Flame Retardants

Those days when parents dressed their kids in jammies that have been treated with chemical flame retardants -- and tucked them into similarly…

3 Reasons Why Oil Prices Have Collapsed

3p economics correspondent Bill Roth offers three reasons for falling gas prices. Here's a hint: Increased production isn't one of them.
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California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…