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SVCE Receives Clean Financial Audit

Pisenti & Brinker, LLP performed an independent financial audit for SVCE to evaluate the agency’s financial statements and risks. SVCE’s financial performance is strong, and the results of the audit were completely clean.  “We did not propose any adjustments to the financial statements,” said Brett Bradford of Pisenti & Brinker, LLP at SVCE’s February Board of Directors […]

To combat climate change, California must wean buildings off fossil fuels

For decades, innovators in California have understood that the challenge of climate change demands ingenuity. Several technological improvements related to transportation and clean energy have emerged, helping to drive a concrete reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. But we’ve still got a long way to go, and the urgency of climate change demands we focus on […]

California’s wildfire threat could be an opportunity for clean-energy microgrids

To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs, Calif., don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires. But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego County, are packed with lithium-ion batteries — and they’re part of one of the world’s […]

Carlsbad passes energy efficient ordinances

CARLSBAD — A trio of new ordinances approved by the City Council on March 12 targets additional green energy solutions. The aim is to increase energy-efficient items such as water heaters and solar panels in new construction and major renovations. Whether a renovation qualifies is determined by an existing formula, according to Mike Grim, the […]

Community Choice Energy Meeting Looks to Establish JPA for Power in South OC

Members of the South Orange County Community Choice Alliance, along with Surfrider Foundation, hosted an informational meeting about community choice energy (CCE) on Thursday, March 7, at the Dana Point Tennis Club. The movement has gained momentum in the past few years throughout the state of California, which is to provide options to residents about […]

New Report Identifies Proactive Strategies to Manage California’s Renewable Energy Transition

The transition to zero-carbon homes and buildings is a critical step in California’s efforts to fight climate change, but the state must urgently develop a coordinated, equitable and cost-effective plan to proactively manage the decommissioning of the legacy gas system. That is the conclusion of a new report from Environmental Defense Fund, which lays out strategies to […]

City adds electric vehicle charging stations

Looking to be environmentally competitive by adding infrastructure for electric vehicles, the city of Half Moon Bay is creating more charge stations within its downtown corridor. Last month a third electric vehicle charging station was installed near It’s Italia restaurant on Mill Street and a fourth station is on deck. They join existing stations on […]

Tesla & Pasadena Will Cooperate To Build Largest Fast Charging Facility In Western US

Convergence. It’s what happens when two competing ideas begin to merge. For the past 7 years, Tesla has been going it alone when it comes to building charging infrastructure for the electric cars is produces. Its Supercharger locations were dedicated solely to Tesla drivers. If you drove a LEAF or a Chevy Bolt, you were […]

San Francisco’s Version of a Green New Deal Is Taking Over Its Power Company

What happens when a famously left-leaning city dives into the buttoned-down business of electric utilities? San Francisco may soon find out. City officials are studying the possibility of creating their own utility out of the wreckage of PG&E Corp., the energy giant that filed for bankruptcy in January. The city would buy the company’s local wires—or possibly seize them through eminent […]

Los Angeles to Combine Food Waste, Biosolids for Massive Energy Project

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) is tapping into existing infrastructure at its wastewater treatment plant to be able to process food waste and convert it to renewable power or transportation fuel. Organics will be processed at its Puente Hills materials recovery facility (MRF), where contaminants will be removed, and a slurry will be created, […]