Tag: San Francisco


Massive reductions in the price of solar means that more Americans are benefiting from this bill-saving, job-creating homegrown resource. Residential solar adoption is through the roof even as incentive programs have wound down in major markets like California. In fact, more than one Read more…


City officials in San Francisco, Calif. are considering a $19.5 million program that would give consumers the option of buying 100-percent renewable power at a higher cost. The so-called CleanPowerSF plan, which would be done in partnership with Shell Energy Read more…


San Francisco’s new energy performance benchmarking ordinance offers building owners, investors and property managers to either lead the caravan or to be left behind. The cost saving opportunity is tremendous, but even more important for income property is the competitiveness factor. When buyers and tenants can easily identify the rotten eggs with the AEBS or AB1103 report, building owners will suffer a decrease of their property value and/or lower leases.


While some U.S. cities have made substantial gains in clean energy, it’ll be hard to compete with San Francisco’s recently announced goal. Believe it or not, the City by the Bay plans to be 100% green-energy-powered by 2020. The announcement Read more…


For those familiar with big cities, they are well aware of the ever present taxi sluggishly moving through the streets and making frequent stops. Obviously they generate plenty of gas emissions. Better Place, a leading electric vehicles service provider with Read more…


This month, BlackGold Biofuels, a Philadelphia-based company, turned an 800-pound butter sculpture into diesel fuel. It was part of an experiment led by Michael J. Haas, a research biochemist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The sculpture, shaped Read more…


Whether you’re looking to share your expertise or just curious about the cleantech space, the CleanTechies Events and Conferences Calendar may feature a must-see event in your part of the world. Among the highlights in the coming weeks: U.S.-Japan Clean Read more…


What are the latest corporate environmental trends, and how are business leaders meeting the toughest challenges? GreenBiz.com will release its “State of Green Business 2010” annual status report to coincide with State of Green Business Forum events in San Francisco Read more…


San Francisco’s new food recycling program — the first in the U.S. that requires all food waste from homes, apartments, businesses, and restaurants to be recycled and composted — has been enthusiastically embraced by city residents, officials say. Although the Read more…


Next week one of the premier events in the world of green building, water, energy, clean tech, social innovation and what many call the “new economy” will occur in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center. Billed as the “world’s Read more…


With Intersolar taking place in San Francisco this week, solar professionals from all over the world are coming together to network and exchange ideas. The Intersolar organizers have chosen the right city for this conference: The city’s mayor Gavin Newsom Read more…


Exciting news yesterday from CleanTechies’ home city of San Francisco – mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled plug-in charging stations in front of City Hall. These new stations are intended for the city’s municipal fleet and car share companies Zipcar and City Read more…

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