• How to invest in renewable energy - 07/30/2014 09:49 AM PDT
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    How to invest in renewable energy

    You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. 
    The co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a Menlo Park venture capital firm, paced excitedly and spoke at breakneck speed about the future of electric vehicles, as if bragging about a child who made the honor roll.
     
     
    Kristopher Skinner
    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in the hills above UC Berkeley with sweeping views of the Bay, has long been known for its cutting-edge research in energy efficiency. On Thursday, it unveiled FLEXLAB, the world's most advanced lab for studying energy efficiency in commercial buildings.  
     
    Green Autos
    (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)
    Tesla might be most important automaker in world, analyst contends

    Could Tesla Motors be the world's most important car company? Morgan Stanley Research analyst Adam Jonas makes that argument in a new report to investors.  
    SOLAR
    ( Josie Lepe )
    Q&A: SunPower CEO Tom Werner, on solar's next big thing

    The next big thing for the renewable energy industry is storage, says Tom Werner of SunPower, where he has been CEO for 11 years. 
    Energy
    (SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD)
    Energy storage: The hot new thing in Silicon Valley

    Battery-based energy storage — for homes, businesses and the electric grid — is a hot new industry in Silicon Valley, driven by advances in battery chemistry and state policies. California sees energy storage as one tool to better manage the electric grid, integrate a growing amount of solar and wind and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  
    You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast.  
     
    The co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a Menlo Park venture capital firm, paced excitedly and spoke at breakneck speed about the future of electric vehicles, as if bragging about a child who made the honor roll.
     
     
    Kristopher Skinner
    The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, located in the hills above UC Berkeley with sweeping views of the Bay, has long been known for its cutting-edge research in energy efficiency. On Thursday, it unveiled FLEXLAB, the world's most advanced lab for studying energy efficiency in commercial buildings.  
     
     
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    ( JANE TYSKA )
    A summer escape to Stinson Beach

    There are few California beaches as captivating as West Marin's Stinson Beach, where toddlers build sandcastles, boogie-boarders brave the waves and plovers dabble at the water's edge. 
    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
    Orlando Bloom swings at Justin Bieber for dissing Miranda Kerr

    Crowd at Spanish restaurant, which included Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, applauded when singer left after actor tried to throw a punch.