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esVolta scores another win with 38.5 MWh SCE battery contract

Batteries are increasingly becoming big business, particularly in California, and this is leading to the growth of a new class of energy storage start-ups. One of the companies that is scaling rapidly is esVolta. The company only formed at the end of 2017, coming out of the gate with the acquisition of 116 megawatt-hours (MWh) […]

What Ventura’s 100 percent renewable energy rate may cost you

By next year, it’s possible a majority of Ventura’s energy consumers will be getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources, and they will be paying up to 9 percent more. Their bill will continue to come from Southern California Edison but they, some without knowing it, will have become customers of an alternative energy provider. […]

Port Receives Grant for Energy Resiliency Project

The Port of Long Beach will build and demonstrate a $7.1 million “microgrid” to show the promising new technology’s effectiveness in providing a clean, reliable supply of electricity for critical operations at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. With the help of a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission, the Port will install a solar […]

SCE Proposes 5 New Green Energy Programs To Replace Aging GTSR Program

Southern California Edison (SCE) has proposed 5 new Green Programs to the California Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to give customers options for directly tapping into and to support renewable electricity through their monthly electricity payments. Replacing the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Programs 3 of the proposed programs give residential customers options for tapping into clean […]

Cities should choose 100 percent renewable energy

As a mother of two young children, I’m deeply concerned about the kind of world I’ve brought them into. Tragically, we are facing an existential threat of unprecedented magnitude — climate change. Around the globe, it is causing untold human suffering, food and water shortages, extreme weather events, mass migrations, political instability, sea level rise, ocean acidification, […]

Irvine Votes Yes on Study of CCE!

Tuesday, in front of a standing room only crowd, Irvine City Council voted 4-0 in favor of conducting a feasibility study for Community Choice (CCE) as well as a strategic energy study. This is a HUGE step forward to establishing the first CCE program in Orange County! Council Overwhelmingly in Support “CCE is the wave […]

Los Angeles-Orange County area leads the nation in clean-energy jobs, Inland Empire ranks 16th

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana region is the nation’s top metro area for clean-energy jobs and the Inland Empire ranks 16th, according to a study released Tuesday by E2, a national organization of environmental entrepreneurs. The state’s 519,000 clean-energy jobs are heavily focused in metro areas, where more than 430,000 of those jobs are located. The […]

Los Angeles households to get 121 MW of solar power from 8minutenergy

Residents of Los Angeles will be getting solar power from the desert until the year 2049 for around 5.2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). When calculating for the present value, what money in 2049 is worth in today’s dollars and an interest rate of 2.5%, the effective cost of that electricity will be 2.5¢/kWh. This is not […]

CARB awards Port of LA $41 million to launch zero-emissions freight project

The California Air Resources Board(CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million dollars to the Port of Los Angeles(POLA) for the Zero Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities(ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding. The Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project — proposed with support from Toyota, Kenworth, […]

Santa Monica Pushes Ahead To Meet Aggressive Infrastructure Sustainability Goals

Santa Monica currently requires all new residential and commercial construction to include rooftop solar systems. The Southern California coastal city of more than 92,000 people was the first city to require all new residential construction to be “zero-net” energy. Santa Monica has a water neutrality ordinance that caps water use for developments to the historical […]