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CODA electric car

CODA Automotive offers electric car drivers 10,000 miles of free fuel

CODA Automotive, a developer of all-electric vehicles, is trying to deliver some relief at the pumps. The Los Angeles-based company is offering California consumers 10,000 miles of free fuel through a $552 rebate with...
Fracking protest

Environmentalists suing California for a complete ban on fracking

The state of California is coming under increasing pressure from angry opponents of hydraulic fracturing. Environmental groups have sued the state in an attempt to stop the process, also known as ‘fracking’. This comes...
Tesla Model X

Tesla Motors receives $10 million grant from California to build Model X Electric SUV

Tesla Motors is set to receive a cash injection from state regulators to help manufacture its next electric car. A $10 million grant will be awarded to the California-based company, with Tesla adding another...
Turtle caught in gillnet

California’s drift gillnet industry likely to kill more sea turtles despite state marine reptile...

Just as conservationists celebrate California’s first Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Day after Gov. Brown designated the marine reptile as a state symbol , the state’s drift gillnet fishing industry is gearing up for a...
Gas Pump

Should $5/gallon gas mean relaxed smog controls?

The price of gasoline is soaring to record levels in California, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to take emergency measures.Brown has asked California state regulators to relax smog controls so that oil refineries can increase...
SunPower

California-based SunPower invests in Australian company to further its clean energy services

A California-based solar company has announced that it is investing in an Australian company to offer more customized energy solutions in that country.SunPower Corp. is injecting cash into Diamond Energy Pty Ltd -- a...
Pomar Junction Winery

California winery saves big on solar installation

Dana Merrill owns and operates the Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery in sunny California. Last July, he received word that his solar panel project at the winery had been selected to receive a grant....
Solar energy peak

New record solar energy peak of over 1,000 MW on August 14, 2012

Solar energy is becoming increasingly trendy for many businesses and homeowners around the world. And although the industry is relatively new, observers say it's making great strides in popularity and performance.According to New York...
Solar panel water

Ramona, California turns to solar power for water treatment

The small community of Ramona, California has received some "bright" news this week.The municipal water district that provides water, sewer, and recycled water to the community has commissioned a 530 killowatt peak (kWp) solar...
cyclist

Encourage California state assembly to pass bill protecting cyclists

If you're one of those people who'd love to commute with your bicycle, but are terrified of the city streets -- there may be some hope for you!Some popular legislation is gaining traction in...