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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Energy Demand Hurdles on Horizon in California

30 Jun , 2021  

utilitydive.com, 6/30/21. The new slate of clean energy resources the California Public Utilities Commission approved last week will take about five years to fully come online. In the meantime, grid officials say conservation and demand flexibility will be key to maintaining reliability. For Monday, energy resources acquired in the day-ahead market mean California consumers are not […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Renewables

Climate Change and Clean Energy Go Head-to-Head in California

28 Jun , 2021  

theguardian.com, 6/28/21. Earlier this month, the water level in Lake Oroville – California’s second-largest reservoir – was so low that dozens of houseboats were hauled out. There wasn’t enough water to hold them. In a few weeks, officials say, the lake’s water levels are likely to dip even lower – forcing them to shut down […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

California Set to Phase Out All New Non-EV Car Sales

25 Sep , 2020  

washingtonpost.com, 9/25/20. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday. Facing a record-breaking wildfire season as well as years of heat waves and droughts exacerbated by climate change, the Golden State is seeking to accelerate the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Grant Awarded by Shell

14 Sep , 2020  

transportdive.com, 9/14/20. Dive Brief: The California Energy Commission has awarded almost $116 million to expand hydrogen refueling systems in the state. Among the proposed recipients was Shell’s Equilon Enterprises, also known as Shell Hydrogen, which could get nearly $41 million.  Shell Hydrogen is proposing to add fueling at 48 existing Shell retail stations and to upgrade […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Hydrogen is Key Element in Bloom Energy’s New Market Launch

15 Jul , 2020  

Originally published by greentechmedia.com, July 15, 2020 Shares of Bloom Energy surged nearly 40 percent on Wednesday, lifting the fuel cell maker above its initial public offering price for the first time since 2018, after the California-based company announced it would enter the commercial hydrogen market. Bloom’s core product is its Energy Server, which converts […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Solar Envelope is the Latest and Greatest for New Netflix Office

30 Jan , 2020  

This article was written by Jim Paull, ERS Building integrated photovoltaics (or BIPV) are solar PV modules that are also part of the building itself. BIPV can take on different forms, such as windows, roofing, or spandrel (the space between windows in curtain-wall buildings). BIPV is becoming increasingly important as more buildings strive to reduce […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Microgrids Help Keep Wildfire Energy Impacts at Bay

25 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on Nov. 18, 2019. In a recent Utility Dive opinion piece, Scott Aaronson, vice president of security and preparedness at the Edison Electric Institute, minimizes the role of microgrids in providing our communities energy resilience. He defends the actions of California’s utilities in shutting off power for millions of […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Berkeley Bans Natural Gas Hookups in New Construction

15 Aug , 2019  

Bans Natural Gas

Berkeley, California bans natural gas hookups in most new constructionand and leading the charge to building decarbonization.

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

California Creates a Plan to Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

4 Dec , 2017  

California Establishes a Path to an Energy Efficient Future nrdc.org, November 27, 2017 California recently established an ambitious blueprint for how the state will meet its target of doubling statewide energy efficiency savings by 2030, which would be equivalent to avoiding the annual electricity use of 12 million households and the natural gas consumption of more than […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Renewables Hit Brief Milestone in the Golden State

29 May , 2017  

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Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits For a few hours on May 13, 2017, 67% of the electricity passing through the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) was from renewable sources. The ISO serves electricity to 80% of the state of California and parts of Nevada. Over the course of the entire day on May 13, 42% […]

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