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California Senate OKs renewable energy bill

By Patrick McGreevy  |  Los Angeles Times  |  Link to article Reporting from Sacramento The state Senate acted Thursday to require California utilities to boost their use of wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to a third of total supply by the year 2020. California law already requires utilities to get a fifth of […]

Solar Energy Faces Tests On Greenness

By TODD WOODY  |  The New York Times  |  Link to article SAN FRANCISCO — Just weeks after regulators approved the last of nine multibillion-dollar solar thermal power plants to be built in the Southern California desert, a storm of lawsuits and the resurgence of an older solar technology are clouding the future of the […]

Scientist proves conservatism and belief in climate change aren’t incompatible

By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau  |  Los Angeles Times  |  Link to article MIT professor Kerry Emanuel is among a rare breed of conservative scientists who are sounding the alarm for climate change and criticizing Republicans’ ‘agenda of denial’ and ‘anti-science stance.’ Reporting from Cambridge, Mass. — According to the conventional wisdom that liberals accept […]