A new study suggests that pairing carbon with the second most common element in the Earth's crust, silicon, may offer a way to produce efficient, durable "batteries" that could remake the way we think about small-scale power storage.
Here's another ripple from October's shutdown of the federal government: An has pushed back the deadline for public comments on a Northern California wind project's application to be allowed to kill eagles.
As evidence mounts that the Palen solar project's mirrors and concentrated solar energy each pose risks to wild birds, the project's backers have proposed a plan to reduce bird injuries that includes using plastic owls.
The San Luis Valley in Colorado has been incredibly attractive to solar developers in the past, with at least three solar facilities already producing power and more on the drawing board. Why were there no takers?
The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday that it's extending the public comment period on a proposed desert solar project in Riverside County until November 14 to make up for October's shutdown of the federal government.
Seventeen American startups working on innovation in the solar sector have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to further their research -- and eight of those companies are based in California.
News and analysis about renewable energy in California. Blog host Chris Clarke is an environmental writer of two decades standing. He currently lives in Joshua Tree and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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