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Baseload Vs. Flexibility: Standing The Traditional Generation Model On Its Head

Clint Wilder | Posted 10.23.2016 | Green
Clint Wilder

For years - actually decades - the conventional wisdom about electric power has gone something like this: clean generation sources like wind and solar...

Prosecutors Let Utility Out Of Massive Fine In Deadly California Gas Explosion

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO ― Federal prosecutors quietly filed court papers Tuesday that may save a utility company from paying $562 million in fines for a pipel...

A Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free California Is Within Reach

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

California's well-earned reputation as a leader in developing and deploying renewable energy just got a new boost. In recent years, the state has set many impressive goals for the future, such as a goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030.

Doubling Down on Clean Energy in California

Michael Brune | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced that it wants to retire California's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025. If the California Pu...

We Went Solar, and So Should You -- Because It's Free

Stafford Betty | Posted 02.10.2017 | Green
Stafford Betty

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof.

There's A Civil War Being Fought On Your Rooftop

Carl Pope | Posted 01.28.2017 | Green
Carl Pope

Utilities don't mind that solar is renewable, zero carbon, and enjoys free fuel -- as long as they own it. But solar is also modular and decentralized, which they hate. They don't want to compete with their own customers.

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthquake...

Is "Upskilling" Just a State of the Union Pipedream?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 03.24.2015 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

President Obama may only have named two example of business upping its game in educating its workforce, but that hardly means he is wanting for examples. They're out there.

Expanding on the California Climate Credit

Mike Sandler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

California's climate change program lowered millions of households utility bills last April, but very few people noticed. And it is about to happen again with the return of the semi-annual "California Climate Credit" applied to October bills.

Invest San Bruno Fine in Safety

Tom Dalzell | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

PG&E shareholders should "make it right" for California. But that means investing the funds from the fine in fixing the system. Further safety improvements will most likely be paid for by customers -- meaning the CPUC would miss its chance to use penalty process to save customers money and make the system safe.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountability ...

Utility Faces Record Fines Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday levied penalties of a record ...

Good News About Your Electric Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

No, that $35 credit on your electric bill wasn't an April Fool's joke. Starting yesterday, millions of California residents and businesses are finally...

When Is Enforcement Effective?

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

On a January day when freezing temperatures outside did nothing to cool the heated rhetoric of Congress, a group of former regulators gathered on Capi...

Former Manager Makes Chilling Claim About PG&E

San Mateo County Times, Calif. | Joshua Melvin | Posted 07.31.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A man who says he was hired to help clean up PG&E's shoddy records system in the wake of the deadly San Bruno blast has sued the util...

10 Companies That Are Hiring Veterans

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

After coming home from war many veterans still face the challenge of unemployment. In 2011, 12.1 percent of recently active U.S. military veterans...

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Deals Infrastructure A Blow, Highlights Need For Investment | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A day after Hurricane Sandy swept across the nation's most densely populated communities along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, utilities, ...

A PRIDE of Corporate Lions Celebrates

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 08.28.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

While nearly one million visitors flocked to our fair City to celebrate the ROYGBIV of PRIDE, San Francisco's corporate community kicked off its celebration with a VIP Pride Party.

A Night to Remember

David Duran | Posted 08.26.2012 | San Francisco
David Duran

Thursday night in San Francisco was a night to remember. Two simultaneous Pride parties were happening and everyone was out and having a great time.

Earth Day Call to Service: Vote Green and Clean in 2012

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy. What must we do? Vote green and clean in 2012.

Aaron Sankin

When Smoke Cleared: San Bruno, One Year After The Explosion | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

The first thing they noticed was the shaking. The ground erupting underneath the sleepy suburb of San Bruno on Sept. 9, 2010, felt like an earthqua...

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's 'ne...

Playing With Fire -- The Sham of Pipeline Safety Regulation

David Cay Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Cay Johnston

Do you know whether you live, work, shop or play near a high-pressure pipeline like the one that recently blew up in San Bruno, killing eight people, burning 60 more, destroying 120 homes and leaving a crater 40 feet deep?

Green News Report: September 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: SoCal is soo...

PG&E Has Lobbying Muscle To Help With San Bruno Fallout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Chase Davis As it gears up to avert any public relations or regulatory backlash from last week's f...