Posts tagged: California

California Is Giving Free Solar Panels to the Poor

By: Brian Merchant In California, polluting companies are paying to line the roofs of the disadvantaged with solar panels. It’s not charity, either, exactly—it’s public policy. Very good policy. The San Francisco Chronicle explains how a new program arising from the state’s cap-and-trade law—in which companies must pay, per ton, for their carbon pollution—is delivering […]

Tesla’s First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Is Almost Ready

By: Geroge Parrott Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. But despite its goal of providing solar-generated electricity at those sites, Superchargers thus far have drawn on electricity from the conventional power grid. That’s about to change. In Rocklin, California (20 miles northeast […]

Google Invests In California Solar Power Plant Built On Old Oil Field

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. “There’s something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that […]

New York’s Compost Innovation?

Here’s an idea that will keep New York’s organic waste out of landfills, while creating revenue…all while giving New Yorkers more green space! Courtesy: http://todaysgreenminute.com/episode71.htm Tweet

Austin Just Became a National Leader in Solar Energy

By: Rob Preliasco   By 2025, the city of Austin will produce more solar energy than most states in the U.S. do today … if Austin Energy can afford it. The Affordable Energy Resolution passed by the Austin City Council on August 28 directs Austin Energy to procure 600 megawatts of solar power by 2025. That […]