October 25 -- Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer says he will focus on pushing California toward an alternative energy future when he steps down from the company he founded, Farallon Capital. >>View Article
October 24 -- Lots of energy-efficient buildings and hybrid vehicles. A sizable crop of workers engaged in green and clean-tech industries. Add it all up, and Sacramento ranks No. 4 in a nationwide index of clean tech metro areas released Tuesday. The first-ever U.S. Metro Clean Tech Index, assembled by Oregon consulting firm Clean Edge Inc., gives the Sacramento area high marks for its workforce, hybrid and electric vehicles and buildings that qualify for the federal government's Energy Star certification. >>View Article
September 29 -- Speakers at the 5th annual >>View ArticleFinance Forum (REFF-West) focused on the major challenges facing the alternative and landscape in the U.S. The conference was held in San Francisco, CA on September 27 - 28 and drew senior financiers, investors and clean energy executives from North America, including the private sector, government, and various players in the industry.
September 6 -- California’s big solar farms have surpassed a new milestone amid the late summer heat, reaching 1 gigawatt of electrical generation capacity, the state’s main grid operator said Tuesday. >>View Article
January 11 -- California's rebate program for businesses and homeowners who install solar panels has now funded enough systems to generate 1 gigawatt of electricity - a level few countries and no other states have ever reached. >>View Article