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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, Renewables

Solar Outshines Wind and Hydro as California’s Top Renewable Source

15 Jan , 2016  

California Solar Diablo Canyon

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 15, 2016. Image credit: Jeremy Levine Utility-scale solar has been growing like a weed in California, and their latest milestones are in the CA Independent System Operator’s 2015 year-end figures. More energy was provided by solar than by wind sources in the state (a first) or by hydroelectricity (also a first). […]

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