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Encinitas wins national Climate Protection Award

Encinitas got a new feather in its environmental cap through a national award given in Boston on June 8. At the 86th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Encinitas received an honorable mention in the “small city” category of the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards. It was one of five small cities to […]

Fear-mongering by utilities won’t produce clean energy

As we expand consumer choice and accelerate our push toward community-based power and greener energy, it’s not surprising that investor-owned utilities are doing everything in their power to hold on to their monopolies in California. As they do, an unholy alliance of corporate executives and some state bureaucrats have resorted to scare tactics and dragging […]

California Energy Commission Funds Two Microgrid Projects

SACRAMENTO June 14, 2018 – The California Energy Commission approved grants for two microgrid projects that will help support California’s energy and climate change goals. The Sonoma County Junior College District received nearly $5 million for a microgrid demonstration project at its Santa Rosa Junior College campus. The project plans to use photovoltaic solar power to […]

City Council President Esmeralda Soria To Celebrate Fresno’s Solar Prowess

Fresno was recognized by the Environment California Research & Policy Center as being a top city for solar power in the nation. “Competing with the nation’s biggest cities, Fresno ranks as a strong solar power leader,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy and transportation program director for the center. “By tapping into more of our vast […]

Community choice to determine California’s energy future

When the California Public Utilities Commission issued its May 3 white paper on change in California’s electricity system and customer choice, it sounded an alarm of impending doom due to diversification coming from both local communities and technologies. Don’t be fooled by this false alarm. Good things are happening in California’s electricity markets. Community choice aggregators are […]

PG&E Or EBCE? This Will Help You Choose

BERKELEY, CA — Did you know that Berkeley residents now have a choice in electric service? A workshop will be held this month that will explain how you can have wind, solar or other greener sources of electricity come to your home through existing power lines. Through a process that pools the buying power of […]

California Regulators Approve Landmark Utility EV-Charging Proposals

Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have done the math on California’s 1.5 million zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate and found that the cars’ batteries can meet the goals of the state’s 1.3 GW energy storage mandates by absorbing a healthy amount of daytime overproduction and mitigating the early evening […]

Kern County named wind turbine capital of the world

Remember when oil was king in Kern County? Maybe it still is, but Kern is the king of wind power. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Kern has more wind turbines — 4,581 — than any other county in the nation. The USGS has created a database that mapped all 57,636 of the nation’s wind […]

Local Governments Look to All-Electric Buildings to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Governments looking for ways to slash fossil fuel use and meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals are turning to their increasingly carbon-free grids to decarbonize buildings. The Board of Supervisors in Marin County, California recently approved energy-efficiency updates to its green building requirements that include provisions providing a compliance pathway for all-electric buildings. The updated standards apply to new […]

EnBW to support California floating project in Morro Bay

US: EnBW has entered the US offshore market by forming a joint venture (JV) with Seattle-based developer Trident Winds to build an up-to 1GW floating project off the coast of central California. The planned site off the coast of Morro Bay could be California’s first large-scale floating wind farm, the partners claimed. It would consist […]