The legendary So-Cal racetrack will soon close to make way for a pedestrian-friendly eco-community that will include 3,000 energy-efficient homes and 25 acres of parks.
Phase One of the new College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs is expected to produce more energy than it consumes, largely through a 60-acre solar farm.
Despite the skepticism that surrounds biofuels, researchers say California will need them in order to meet its 2050 greenhouse-gas emissions goals.
A just-proposed California law would do away with the state’s 33 percent renewables mandate in favor of a coherently procured greentech future. And the plan is backed by renewables advocates.
California set a solar generation record with more than 2,000 MW last Friday, but just a day earlier Germany cranked out 23,400 MW.
For the fourth consecutive year, California leads the nation in clean technology development according to a survey.
With the goal of improving the environmental quality of the site, NASA’s Sustainability Base may be one of the greenest government buildings in the country.