Caleb Denison

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Southern California utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has been on a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) spree of sorts over the last year or so. As with all utilities in the state of California, SDG&E has to ramp up its renewable energy portfolio such that it represents 33% of its total energy distribution by the year 2020. Recent news of more renewable PPAs indicate the utility is well on its way to that goal.

According to SDG&E, it has just signed two contracts that will net it a combined total capacity of up to 237 megawatts (MW) of solar energy. The PPA contracts will allow SDG&E to buy solar generated electricity from the Catalina solar project and Arlington Valley Solar Energy II. Keep reading →

When it comes to topics of energy, China has been making plenty of headlines. We’ve recently reported on China’s surge forward as the world’s leader in wind-energy capacity, surpassing the United States in 2010, and have covered reports showing that China now dominates the world in terms of clean energy investments as well. Now, based on a report from British Petroleum (BP) we learn that China holds another energy record of sorts.

BP’s report shows that global energy consumption grew by 5.6% last year, the biggest surge in energy use since 1973 Keep reading →