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  • SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million

    SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million
    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...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
  • SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015

    SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015
    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,...
  • Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space

    Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space
    A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land? The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
  • Feds won't prosecute wind farm if turbine blades kill a condor

    Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...
  • 'Artificial leaf' now ready to get dirty, inventor says

    'Artificial leaf' now ready to get dirty, inventor says
    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 –...
  • L.A. council endorses back-to-back DWP rate hikes

     
    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...
  • Los Angeles DWP unveils solar power buyback program

     
    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....
  • L.A. council rejects Jan Perry's move to review DWP solar program

     
    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....
  • Lawmakers make plans to spend $2.5 billion in new energy funds

     
    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)......
  • Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?

    Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?
    Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
  • Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path A Scenic, Energizing Daycation

    Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path A Scenic, Energizing Daycation
    EAST BAY BIKE PATH, R.I. — There's a two wheeled revolution underway in Rhode Island. Since the early '90s the Ocean State has paved, marked, and blazed its way to becoming a haven for bicyclists. The state now boasts 64 miles of paved bike paths,...