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    WaterSmart software for a more water-wise lifestyle

    WaterSmart Software, a small startup in San Francisco, is working with local water districts in California and other states to transform meter data into easy-to-understand home water reports that are mailed directly to homeowners or made accessible via the Web and mobile devices.
     
    Crowdfunding may supply the rooftop solar projects with $5 billion of investment within five years, more than 50 times the amount raised to date.  
     
    As more environmentally conscious Americans do their bit to help clear the air by paying up for a an eco-friendly Prius or a sporty Tesla, a damaging form of polluted rain is falling in China. The link is graphite, a vital component in batteries used in Tesla's Model S, Toyota's plug-in Prius and other electric cars, as well as in electronic gadgets including iPhones.  
     
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    Feds close safety probe as Tesla to retrofit Model S after fires

    Federal vehicle safety regulators Friday closed an investigation of two Tesla Model S sedan fires last year with a finding of no “defect trend,” and an offer from Tesla to retrofit its sedans with undercarriage plates to protect the car’s battery.
     
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    Oakland-based Mosaic unveils a home solar loan

    Mosaic, the Oakland solar financing startup that made it possible for individuals to invest in commercial solar projects, is entering a highly competitive space: getting solar on your own roof, and using crowdsourcing to pay for it.
     
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    Wolverton: Save money and energy by replacing, adjusting home appliances

    By turning off, adjusting or swapping out some of the devices in your house, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars a year. 
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    WaterSmart Software, a small startup in San Francisco, is working with local water districts in California and other states to transform meter data into easy-to-understand home water reports that are mailed directly to homeowners or made accessible via the Web and mobile devices.
     
     
    Crowdfunding may supply the rooftop solar projects with $5 billion of investment within five years, more than 50 times the amount raised to date.  
     
    As more environmentally conscious Americans do their bit to help clear the air by paying up for a an eco-friendly Prius or a sporty Tesla, a damaging form of polluted rain is falling in China. The link is graphite, a vital component in batteries used in Tesla's Model S, Toyota's plug-in Prius and other electric cars, as well as in electronic gadgets including iPhones.