Renewable Energy Update: November 2018 #3

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

A new California Public Utilities Commission report says the state’s renewable portfolio standard program

Renewable Energy Update: October 2018 #2

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer is facing one of the biggest decisions in his more than four years as head of the city of San Diego — whether to approve a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric

Renewable Energy Update: September 2018 #4

wind turbine rappel

Lithium-ion batteries have become essential for powering electric cars and storing energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines

Renewable Energy Update – June 2018 #3

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Wind and solar could provide half of the world’s energy generation by 2050

Renewable Energy Update – May 2018

kaiser solar array

California blew through a series of peak solar and renewable energy generation records in the last week of April.

Detroit Hosts Flagship North American International Auto Show

Electric vehicles (EVs) don’t make much noise on the road, but they’re generating a lot of buzz about the future of this technology and what it means for business and the environment. Cars, buses, and trucks are the second biggest source of pollution in the U.S. after electricity production. They are responsible for over 26 percent of emissions that… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

California has worked hard to build up a nation-leading clean energy portfolio. And the state has been hugely successful in adding renewable energy, especially solar, to the electric grid. However, having too much solar energy on the grid relative to energy demand can lead to grid operators turning off that clean power. This is costly… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved a settlement requiring Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to address environmental, as well as safety, factors when fixing natural gas leaks. This comes on the heels of a similar settlement issued by the New York Public Service Commission in December. Together these decisions are ringing in a… Keep reading →

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

For decades communities in California who live close to oil and gas facilities have reported experiencing unbearable odors of gas, headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, and even cardiac complications as a result of the industry’s emissions. The health impacts of oil and gas pollution were made crystal clear last year after a massive gas leak at… Keep reading →

California Faces Continued Energy Woes

A new study cites gigawatt-hours’ worth of opportunity in customer energy flexibility, but little opportunity for old-school load shedding. California has gigawatt-hours of grid-balancing available in homes, offices, factories and farms that can “shape” and “shift” their energy usage, and a smaller but still valuable market for fast-responding “shimmy” resources. But it has very little… Keep reading →

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