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This summer a United Airlines flight will travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats.
Date: 07/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
One of the administration’s most ambitious initiatives for controlling toxic emissions was stopped in its tracks by the Supreme Court.
Date: 06/29/2015
Type: Article
The research group at the NIMS Photovoltaic Materials Unit achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test center.
Date: 06/25/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Chemists at UCLA have discovered a way to store energy from sunlight for up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today's rooftop solar panels.
Date: 06/23/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Pope Francis called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, in his much-awaited papal encyclical.
Date: 06/18/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
UCSB'S Institute for Energy Efficiency, UC Davis, and PowWow Energy receive funding from the CEC to measure groundwater use and to help growers deal with the state’s water crisis.
Date: 06/15/2015
Type: Article
For the first time on record in human history, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important global warming pollutant that takes centuries to be removed from the atmosphere — surpassed 400 parts per million in March of this year, according to government data.
Date: 05/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.
Date: 04/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California's electrical grid has a problem -- a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power.
Date: 03/31/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” – asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds (UK).
Date: 03/30/2015
Type: Article

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