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Local Balancing Is the Key to California’s Clean Energy Future. Regionalization Isn’t

California needs a sustainable and affordable energy system that can deliver an all-renewable energy supply and manage that supply cost-effectively. Instead of creating an interstate entity that may not be aligned with California’s renewable energy goals, we should build an energy system that provides the modern grid California will actually need going into the future — one […]

PG&E reaches green energy goals early, but hurdles loom

PG&E has reached a state-mandated renewable energy goal three years earlier than required, the company said, but fresh challenges loom as the company’s last nuclear power plant is slated for deactivation. The utility has reached the state-imposed 2020 renewable energy goal of producing 33 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, it said. “Reducing […]

New energy program gives residents a choice

Simi Valley is the newest Ventura County city expected to join an energy program that aims to lower power costs for residents and provide more options for electricity. The City Council on Jan. 29 voted 4-0, with Councilmember Glen Becerra abstaining, to move forward with plans to bring in electricity supplier Los Angeles Community Choice […]

Mayor, Others Introduce New Environmental Initiative

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, other city officials and community environmental advocates presented an initiative this morning designed to meet international goals laid out by the Paris climate agreement as well as local goals of sustainable water supply. In 2017, many cities and counties all across California voiced their protest to President Donald Trump’s announcement […]

Wind farms could boost our post-Diablo economy

As your Feb. 4 editorial, “Wind farms could be banned off the Central Coast,” points out, it’s hard to believe that offshore wind turbines would interfere with U.S. Naval operations but drilling platforms wouldn’t. The Central Coast has two golden opportunities to replace the energy, jobs and tax revenue that will be lost when the Diablo Canyon […]

Proposed Calif. Offshore Oil Drilling Faces Opposition

Santa Barbara County’s response to the Trump Administration’s initiative to allow offshore oil drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters is projectively negative, most demonstrated by Congressmen Salud Carbajal’s call for the exemption of California’s Central Coast from oil drilling. On Jan. 4, 2018, the District of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

Southern California Edison Offers $10,000 Incentive On BMW i3

California is different from the rest of the United States. People there are deeply committed to renewable energy, eliminating fossil fuels, and protecting the environment. Even its utility companies embrace clean energy, albeit as a result of an aggressive Renewable Power Standard mandated by the state government. Southern California Edison, which serves customers in the greater Los […]