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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.


Eric Schmidt fires back at the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal's Sept. 26  "Google Kills Birds" editorial, which refers to the company's investment in the Ivanpah solar project in the Mojave Desert as well as Google's beef with ALEC, has struck a bit of a Read More →

Southern California Edison bets big on lithium ion for the nation’s largest energy storage project

If you think energy storage is pie-in-the-sky technology, think again. Southern California Edison dedicated the nation's largest battery energy storage project Wednesday at its substation near Tehachapi, which is one of the windiest places in the state. The 32 MWh system features Read More →

Big Solar and the desert: the draft DRECP is coming!

For years, California has struggled to balance the need to bring more renewable energy online with its environmental and conservation goals. The flashpoint has been large, utility-scale projects like BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah project in the Mojave Desert. The building of Read More →

Can Cupertino’s Electric Vehicle Parade make the Guinness Book of World Records?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to Cupertino for the SAP World Record Electric Vehicle Parade. That's right. EV enthusiasts will attempt the largest number of electric vehicles in a parade Saturday at De Anza College in Read More →

Tesla’s latest software update allows you to name your Model S

Tesla Motors has pushed out its latest software update to Model S owners, according to excited chatter on the Tesla Motors Forum. Among the features in version 6.0: you now have the option to further personalize your Model S by Read More →

The long game for Tesla’s gigafactory

California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla's proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all Read More →

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