California to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

The mandate is predicted to result in a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and an 80% improvement in nitrogen oxides levels

Lightsource BP starts construction of ‘bee-friendly’ solar farm in California

The project is designed to provide a renewable community power source while restoring pollinator habitats

US startup unveils battery made from nuclear waste that could last up to 28,000 years

The nano-diamond battery’s power comes from radioactive isotopes used in nuclear reactors

‘World’s largest’ battery storage project unveiled in California

The Gateway Energy Storage project in San Diego County, currently with a capacity of 230MW, is said to be on track to reach 250MW by the end of the month

Masdar acquires more of the US renewable market

The projects are expected to remove more than three million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually

Google to show air pollution data for Californian streets

The data is from sensors deployed in Google Street View vehicles taken over four years

US to resume environmental cleanup of toxic waste at ETEC Center

The ETEC Center was a former nuclear and liquid metals research site and needs to be decontaminated to minimise environmental risks

Wärtsilä confirms 70MW energy storage and management project in California

The project will be integrated with the firm’s GEMS platform to improve market access and grid performance

SCE expands green portfolio in California with 770MW of energy storage capacity

The projects will help bridge energy shortfalls in the region and direct more renewable energy to the grid

Bloom Energy builds fuel-cell microgrids for hospitals in California

The company says the servers will reduce air pollution by more than 99% compared with existing combustion-based power generation sources