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.
PG&E on Friday is set to file a proposal to dramatically restructure electricity rates for residential users in a way certain to increase the amount low-usage customers pay each month, the utility said Thursday.
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Why is Fremont the East Bay's epicenter for electric cars?
Nearly 30 percent of Alameda County's electric vehicle buyers live in Fremont, says the California Center for Sustainable Energy, a nonprofit agency offering rebates to encourage growth in electric vehicle sales. San Jose has the most among Bay Area cities.
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Huge Ivanpah solar power plant opens, as industry booms
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the largest solar power plant of its type in the world sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, formally opens Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging. The $2.2 billion complex of three generating units is owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy.
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Choosing the right light bulb
Would a savvy consumer rather pay 40 cents for a light bulb, or $1.75 or $10? Those are the approximate prices a smart shopper can pay for a traditional incandescent bulb, a swirl-shaped compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) or a newfangled light-emitting diode (LED) bulb.
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This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.