Solar Energy

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Solar Impulse: Solar-Powered Airplane Makes Safe Landing in Phoenix

    All that practice over the Golden Gate really paid off. The solar-powered airplane that departed from the Bay Area on Friday for its cross-country trip landed safely in Arizona where the plane and pilots are reportedly enjoying fame. So far the fuel-less flight has been a success; the plane flew c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Solar-Powered Plane Takes Off From Bay Area for Cross-Country Trip

    Those of you enviro nerds who have kept up with solar news might have caught sight of the Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane gliding over the Golden Gate Bridge a few weeks ago. At the time, it was taking a few practice laps before making its cross-country trip, which began this morning when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Mission Pie Goes Solar

    Mission Pie, already one of the few restaurants to achieve green certification, just ramped up its sustainability with the installation of rooftop solar panels to provide up to a third of its power. "It keeps getting windier in the Mission. Maybe we should have gone with wind power," joked co-owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Occupy SF, Please Come Pick Up Your Stuff

    Um, whoever was occupying this, please come get it. ​Dump trucks swept through Justin Herman Plaza early this morning, collecting all the stuff that protesters left behind after police raided the Occupy SF encampment early this morning. Rest assured, the city has no desire to hang onto any of thes ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2010
  • News

    July 28, 2010

    Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United

    The rabble-rousers of the ABU have helped to achieve local hiring goals.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Labor Dispute Over Solar Panels Heats Up

    Members of Aboriginal Blackmen United wait for a meeting with City Administrator Ed Lee​A labor dispute over solar technology is heating up, with one union now considering legal action against the city, and a Bayview worker's group visiting City Hall to demand meetings with top officials.At issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Union Rules Shut Down Solar Farm Construction

    Recurrent EnergyNo work today​In the rock-paper-scissors game of progressive political causes, union work rules beat renewable energy AND local hiring mandates, reports The Examiner today. Construction on the behind-schedule, massive Sunset Reservoir Solar Project was halted this week after labore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Space Aliens' Cell Phone, TV Banter Still Elusive, Scientists Say

    But if E.T. uses an iPhone -- you're fucked​If space aliens ever discover cell phones or cable TV, they'll be able to hide from us forever.That's the verdict of scientists smirking at eccentric billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. He put up money for the Paul Allen Array, a group of 35 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2009
  • News

    January 14, 2009

    Green Scheme

    The city's master plan for cleaner energy is fraught with risk. And, like it or not, you're already signed up.

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