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  • CA farmers fight for 'survival' as drought worsens Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Irrigation water runs along a dried-up ditch between the rice farms to provide water for the rice fields in Richvale, Calif.

    California is bracing for year four of a major drought and many farmers already are reducing acreage.

  • California carbon revenue hits $1.6 billion Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 17- California's February carbon permit auction raised $629.5 million, bringing the state's total from the program's 10 quarterly auctions almost to $1.6 billion, state officials said on Tuesday. Funds raised by the sale of the permits to large emitting businesses like oil refineries and cement manufacturers are deposited into a state...

  • March 4- U.S. solar project developer SunEdison Inc is expanding into the fast-growing market for grid energy storage with the acquisition of a startup that pairs big batteries with solar installations. SunEdison said its purchase of Solar Grid Storage LLC, to be announced on Thursday, will allow it to begin building a storage plan across the country, Tom Leyden,...

  • The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, located in Riverside County about 170 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, was operating at full capacity and providing 550 megawatts of electricity to the grid, the Department of the Interior said. The power generated is being provided to Pacific Gas& Electric Company and Southern California Edison under long-term contracts,...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 9- California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Friday released his 2015-16 state budget, calling for $113 billion in proposed general fund spending, up just 1.4 percent from the year before despite the state's substantial economic recovery. Brown stuck to his plan to increase funding for the University of California by 4 percent, but...

  • FRESNO, Jan 6- California's business leaders on Tuesday ceremoniously broke ground on the country's largest and most ambitious plan for high-speed rail that would eventually transport passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. "This is important," Brown insisted, at the groundbreaking in Fresno. Construction began last year...

  • Where would Cisco (and its CEO) be without her? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    Debbie Gross and John Chambers.

    Few people in tech worked harder over the past 24 years than Debbie Gross. She's executive assistant to John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco.

  • Despite water bond, Calif drought relief elusive Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove in Lakehead, Calif.

    A bond measure to fund water projects in California easily passed Tuesday. But what might not be so easy is getting relief from the state's drought.

  • First-of-a-kind law would help gay businesses Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Marchers carry a rainbow flag in the LA Pride Parade on June 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

    LGBT businesses in California may get the same consideration for contracts now given to minorities and women.

  • New California law promotes LGBT business Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    New California law promotes LGBT business

    A first-in-the-nation law passed by the Calif. legislature and awaiting Gov. Brown's signature would allow LGBT businesses qualify for special consideration for work with state regulated utilities. Beyond Curious CEO Nikki Barua, Justin Nelson of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and AT&T California Pres. Ken McNeeley explain what it means.

  • 'Private jet class' not my concern: Neel Kashkari Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari—GOP candidate for governor of California—delivered on CNBC a scathing critique of President Barack Obama and Democratic policies in D.C.

  • Moody's lifts Calif rating to highest since 2001 Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Moody's upgraded its rating on California's general obligation debt, citing the state's improving financial position and employment growth.

  • Google's driverless car can navigate a city Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Google's driverless car.

    Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.

  • How Israeli tech will help California's drought Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (L) shake hands after signing a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.

    A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.

  • All dried out: California farms to lay idle Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    The Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014.

    Drought-stricken California farmers are expected to idle 500,000 acres of cropland in a record production loss that could cost billions.

  • Ex-TARP chief Kashkari to run for Calif. governor Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    Neel Kashkari

    A former investment banker who ran TARP said he will challenge California Governor Jerry Brown for the state's top job in 2014.

  • A first: California outlaws 'revenge porn' Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    California Gov. Jerry Brown

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its-kind law to criminalize revenge porn, the distribution of explicit photos to humiliate others.

  • Tesla enters race to build self-driving car Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Elon Musk, billionaire and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

    Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk said.