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Study: Chevron refinery plan won’t boost pollution

Chevron Corp.’s plan to upgrade its aging Richmond refinery won’t add to air pollution if the oil company follows all its proposed steps, according to a draft environmental report released Tuesday by the city. ...

Climate change warning stickers on gasoline pumps?

A group of Bay Area environmentalists wants to slap warning stickers on gasoline pumps, telling drivers that the fuel they’re buying is cooking the planet. The stickers would constantly remind consumers of the link between driving and climate change. ...

California needs changes to meet 2050 emissions goals

Without policy changes and/or new technology, California will badly miss its target of slashing emissions 80 percent by 2050, according to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. ...

Solar switch forces utilities to shift priorities

Utilities fear solar’s rapid spread across homes and businesses, combined with the increasing efficiency of modern buildings and appliances, could slowly erode their ability to grow. ...

Diary of the legal drama in lawsuit against Chevron

In April 2007, New York lawyer Steven Donziger flew to Ecuador convinced he was on the brink of victory against a formidable foe — Chevron Corp. On Tuesday, he'll go on trial in New York, accused by Chevron of masterminding a massive judicial fraud. ...

New website tracks tar sands shipments to West Coast

Activists fighting Canadian oil sands launched a website that tracks tanker ships carrying the diluted bitumen from the oil sands and even alerts you when a “tar sands tanker” sails into your area. ...

Electric car charging stations – a new way to pay

ChargePoint is developing a new financing option that would let drivers of electric vehicles get a new charging station without paying the upfront cost of equipment or installation. ...

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