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How California is bringing solar energy to low-income renters

California is often the first state in the West to test new solutions to social and environmental problems. These days, the state is at the fore of a much more ambitious challenge, as it finds its progressive ideals — and its increasingly diverse citizenry — in frequent opposition to the policies of President Donald Trump. […]

SCE lays out details of electric vehicle expansion in fleet, industrial areas

Fresh of reaching one milestone, Southern California Edison now plans to revolutionize electric vehicle use within its industrial customer case. SCE’s Charge Ready Transport will spend $356 million toward installing charging stations for schools, commercial workplaces and industrial sites, including the area’s port operations. The California Public Utilities Commission approved the utiity’s plan last week. Katie Sloan, […]

State Approves Lancaster Choice Energy’s Energy Efficiency Program Plan; LCE the First CCA in Southern California to Be Approved

More Than $1 Million in Funding to be Provided for Local Programs to Help Customers Find New Ways to Reduce Energy Use At the Lancaster City Council meeting on Tuesday night, the City Council accepted funding for Lancaster Choice Energy’s Energy Efficiency Program Plan. Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on April 26, […]

CCAs Fight to Thrive in a Landscape They are Changing

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — The rapid growth of community choice aggregators in California has sparked criticism that they are “boutique” green energy options catering to wealthier communities such as the San Francisco Bay Area. But Jessica Tovar, organizer of the Local Clean Energy Alliance of the Bay Area, told Infocast’s California Energy Summit last week she […]

City of Santa Monica Prepares for the Next Decade of Environmental Leadership at ClimateFest

As one of the most progressive cities in the world, the City of Santa Monica, along with Climate Action Santa Monica and Beautify Earth, will host ClimateFest on Saturday, May 19 to celebrate and inspire local climate action, through activities and workshops, to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for climate change. The day-long event will […]

4 Southern California cities gain national ‘gold medal’ awards for clearing the way for rooftop solar

Four Southern California cities were given national awards for breaking down barriers to residential and commercial rooftop solar installations by a nonprofit organization affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy. Of the communities recognized in 35 states on Tuesday, 17 cities in California received honors, including four local ones designated as SolSmart Gold Communiities: Huntington […]

Santa Monica City Council Gives Nod to Pilot Project for Sub-Fleet of Electric City Buses

April 24, 2018 — Amid sinking ridership and rising red ink, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus system was given to go-ahead Tuesday for a pilot project to start a sub-fleet of electric City buses. The City Council voted to allow the troubled municipal bus system to begin purchasing battery electric buses — most likely, about […]

Crunch Time For Renewable Energy In SoCal

In 1939, the city of Glendale, California, located north of Los Angeles between Burbank and Pasadena, built a municipal generating plant in order to assure the residents of the city that they would always have a access to reliable electrical power produced locally. The Hoover Dam had recently been completed, bringing cheap hydroelectric power to […]

The two key questions about going to 100% renewables in Los Angeles

In Hollywood, the big stars can sell a movie by themselves and Hollywood’s utility wants to know if renewables are ready for stardom. In 2016, the Los Angeles City Council asked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to study the possibility of moving to a 100% renewables resource mix. For renewables, this could be […]

Los Angeles ranked No. 1 in US for solar energy use

Dive Brief: Los Angeles ranks No. 1 in the nation for its use of solar energy, according to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates. The city moved up from last year’s No. 2 spot, overtaking San Diego. The cities of Honolulu, Phoenix and San Jose, CA, made up […]