California teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.  
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The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
 
 
Chevron's attempts to turn plants into alternative fuels for profitable, large-scale production have failed.  
 
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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.  
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2014: Q&A with 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. 
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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.  
The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.  
 
Ed Andrieski/AP photo
The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
 
 
Chevron's attempts to turn plants into alternative fuels for profitable, large-scale production have failed.