The governor of California is at it again, this time "reaffirming California's position as a world leader in advanced research and innovation that creates jobs while preserving the environment." The research package includes $30 m for a new facility
Wal-Mart has put out a request for proposals (RFP) to several large solar outfits. Apparently the request is fairly confidential, but Joel Makower seems to have seen the RFP and is making some comments about it over at his blog.
Before the comments come in, we know that second homes two hours away from LA in the middle of the desert are not the most sustainable things in the world and that nobody needs a second home. However, if you are going to have one, it might as well be
A while back we reported that Texas had surpassed California in total wind power. Each state is in the 2300 megawatt range, but Texas is currently reigning surpreme. California, however, wants its championship title back, and they're not going small.
While the effects of climate change will affect us regardless of where we live, much of the debate has occurred in major cities: Washington, DC, New York, London, etc. Yet, for Truckee, California, the climate crisis has become a hot topic (no pun
The Electrum Spyder will be unveiled this weekend at the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica, California. Look for the car, which will be produced in limited series, to go on sale at the Universal Electric Vehicle Corporation web site after the vehicle launch.
Word started spreading yesterday afternoon that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would be making an appearance at the LA Auto Show this morning, and that he might even use the appearance to announce a new biofuels initiative. Fifteen minutes
Treehugger has joined journalists and bloggers from around the world for the two-day extravaganza of media events leading up to the 100th Los Angeles Auto Show. We'll be bringing you news of some of the bigger developments and announcements as they
OK, we admit up front to being a tad cynical, but let's soldier on regardless. Nine car makers took on the Design Challenge set by The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, to imagine "a time when all vehicles have technology allowing the public to enjoy
Researchers at Max Planck are taking steps toward making fuel the way plants do, with photosynthesis…
California cities opt not to renew their coal power contracts and set out to find the alternatives…
Canada nearly doubled its wind power capacity in
I'm thankful that local green stores are opening up across the globe. One I'm excited about is 'The Road Less Traveled' in Santa Ana California. One day, Delilah saw a 'for lease' sign on the window of a little store front. It was serendipity as she
A week and half ago, we discussed the brouhaha that erupted over Whole Foods' and Renewable Choice Energy's new wind power cards. It turns out that battles over renewable energy credits aren't limited to the consumer market: according to Renewable Energy
Transformer furniture lets you have multiple functions in a single space- it does not make a lot of sense to have a bedroom empty for 16 out of 24 hours. It may not even make sense to have a bedroom if you have furniture like Mobelform. with a few
Fresh from China, comes this ruggedized, waterproof flashlight. It has 68 LEDs that are powered by four AAA batteries. If you need even more LEDs, they have a 100 LED version available. The light is obviously bright, but one reviewer says it's not as
We have a longtime friend who works for a cool new company called Vegin’ Out located in L.A, CA. We only recently found out that he’s been promoting the company and we wrote him to ask what it was all about. Vegin’ Out is a vegan meal delivery service
This lamp is retro—yet still energy efficient. Designed by Sven Adolph for Lucesco Lighting, the spun aluminum Sven illuminates with 40 energy-efficient warm white LEDs, and employs only 22 watts of power. That’s about one-third of the power used by the
If you picked up a Raw Bench, you might want an appropriate desk to go with it. Design Within Reach is selling the BeeBoard Desk- "When Piet Boon was asked to create mobile housing for some of the world’s vast refugee population, he saw it not only as