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Berkeley YMCA – PG&E Teen Center wins AIA Award for Energy and Sustainability

Berkeley YMCA – PG&E Teen Center wins AIA Award for Energy and Sustainability

The building, originally built in 1964, was a former PG&E payment center, and in an effort to enrich the community PG&E donated the building to the YMCA. The renovation was conceived as a project

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Plans for California Hybrid Solar-Biomass Facility Scrapped

Plans for California Hybrid Solar-Biomass Facility Scrapped

This past week the Portuguese company Martifer Renewables abandoned plans to build a hybrid solar-biomass power facility in Fresno County, California due to objections from neighbors over air quality. The

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California Approves Orbiting Solar Panel Project

California Approves Orbiting Solar Panel Project

Earlier this year California’s biggest energy utility PG&E announced that they would purchase 200 megawatts of solar power beamed down from outer space starting in 2016. As out of this world the

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Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Habitat for Humanity and PG&E Support Green Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

Recently we took the trip to Oakland, CA to visit a Habitat for Humanity East Bay Project of particular interest for its pairing of energy-efficient homes with families in need of housing. What was once

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ECO LANDS: SF’s Outside Lands Festival Grows a Green Heart

ECO LANDS: SF’s Outside Lands Festival Grows a Green Heart

This past weekend the Outside Lands festival rocked San Francisco, drawing thousands of people to bask in the sunshine and music that filled Golden Gate Park. Greening an event as massive as a festival is

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Japan Plans $21 Billion Solar Space Post to Power 294,000 Homes

Japan Plans $21 Billion Solar Space Post to Power 294,000 Homes

The concept of space-based solar power was introduced way back in 1968, but it's only recently that the world has latched on to the idea. Japan is definitely getting in on the action with its latest

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Greenest County Fair on Earth Boasts Solar Powered Carousel

Greenest County Fair on Earth Boasts Solar Powered Carousel

Few events capture the sun-soaked glory of summer better than a county fair, and when the whirling lights and sounds are powered by clean green energy, what's not to love? Sponsored in part by PG&E, this

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PG&E’s Solar Powered Sound System Rocks Novato Wine Festival

PG&E’s Solar Powered Sound System Rocks Novato Wine Festival

Our inhabitat founder and editor-in-chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, grew up in the small, sleepy Northern California town of Novato - so you can imagine how excited she was when we heard that a solar-powered

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PG&E Announces 800MW of Solar Energy for California

PG&E Announces 800MW of Solar Energy for California

As the United States' renewable energy sector grows by leaps and bounds, Pacific Gas & Electric recently announced plans for two gigantic photovoltaic plants in California. The solar installations

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Hand-Cranked Super Battery Juices your Gadgets

Hand-Cranked Super Battery Juices your Gadgets

It's something that could happen to us all - accruing so many USB-bound gadgets that there's no way to keep them all charged. They clutter the desk and drawers, constantly vying for attention from the

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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert

World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert

With California utilities expanding rapidly into renewables, the Mojave Desert is one of the hottest spots for solar energy. Last year, plans for the world's largest solar array got underway in this ideal

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California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power

California’s PG&E Takes the Plunge into Wave Power

We’ve been following (and fascinated by) developments in wave power technology, from Portugal's wave farm to Finavera's AquaBuoy 2.0. And now we are thrilled to announce that San Francisco-based Pacific

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WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR ARRAY Planned For California!

WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR ARRAY Planned For California!

Continuing California's quest to decrease dependence on fossil fuel-based power plants, the largest solar array farm in the world will be built in the Golden State, providing zero emission electricity to

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POO POWER: Could Cow Poo Power Your Home?

POO POWER: Could Cow Poo Power Your Home?

When it comes to finding cleaner greener sources of electrical power, we're going to have to start thinking out of the box a bit if we want to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency. Coal,

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