Zondits

Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Concerns Over California’s Prospects to Reach Its Zero Net Energy Goal

11 Jan , 2017  

Zero Net Energy Goal

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits A number of leaders of industry associations and the NRDC together penned a letter to the Commissioners of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to voice their concerns over California’s prospects of meeting its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goal for new homes by 2020. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Regulatory Affairs

4 New Bills in California Encourage Energy Storage Deployment

3 Oct , 2016  

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California accelerates energy storage deployment with new legislation Energy Storage News, September 28, 2016 California state legislature and governor Jerry Brown have signed into law four key new energy bills that are set to accelerate energy storage deployment in the Golden State. Bill AB 1637 follows up on the previous victory that storage experienced with recent Self […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Saving Water Saves Energy

17 Aug , 2016  

There is a Water-Energy Nexus. But It’s Not What You Think. NRDC, August 12, 2016 Earlier this summer, researchers at UC-Davis confirmed what a lot of us already know—that saving water saves energy. The analysis from the UC-Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency found that California’s mandatory 25 percent reduction in urban water use, which was adopted in […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Calibrating California’s Energy Policies

9 May , 2016  

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Buildings must improve their energy use; here’s what that means for you CalMatters, April 30, 2016. Image credit: geralt Rows of newly minted model homes unspool across a verdant, rolling landscape in this sprawling master-planned community near Sacramento. Solar panels glint across 1,000 acres of rooftops. On a tidy cul-de-sac, a faux-grass lawn flanks the driveway […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

California’s Pursuit for More Clean Grid Technologies

2 May , 2016  

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How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story Triple Pundit, April 18, 2016. Image credit: Life-Of-Pix Imagine islands of light fueled by solar connected to batteries Here’s how solar and distributed generation could become national news this summer. It is 7 p.m., and Los Angeles is blacked out. It’s the third day of […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Will Impact LA’s Energy Demands

10 Apr , 2016  

LA Will Face Blackouts This Summer Due to Its Gigantic Natural Gas Leak Gizmodo, April 5. 2016. Image credit: tpsdave A coalition of agencies including the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power just released a report on how the Aliso Canyon leak is […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Southern California Edison’s Grid Edge Plan

23 Feb , 2016  

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Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 23, 2016. Image credit: gr8effect California is a national leader in clean tech across the board, and the California Public Utilities Commission’s plans for grid modernization are getting only bolder. Increasing volumes of electric vehicles, full-size acquisitions of behind-the-meter batteries, new solar inverters, and other new grid widgets are all converging […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

California Pledges Switch to Renewables by 2030

13 Oct , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, October 13, 2015. Image credit: Danny. California governor Jerry Brown said his own version of “hasta la vista” to old state standards on fossil fuels and efficiency by signing into legislation a bill promising that half of the state’s energy demand will be supplied by renewable energy within 15 years. Also included in […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

California Leads the Way in Electricity Generated from Utility-Scale Solar Power

27 Mar , 2015  

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar EIA, March 24, 2015 California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. California’s utility-scale (1 megawatt (MW) or larger) solar plants generated a record […]

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