Australian Electricity Prices Surge 50 Percent In Five Years

Illinois’ largest utility, ComEd, is almost finished deploying advanced metering infrastructure to its customers. In fact, there are now more than 3.8 million installed smart meters in Illinois, feeding anonymized energy-use data – recorded in half-hourly kilowatt-hours – back from the grid. How to make use of this unwieldy flood of data and enhance the efficiency… Keep reading →

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 – July 2018 #2

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

A new report and interactive map released this week by Environment America takes stock of U.S. clean energy progress to date

Renewable Energy Update – March 2018

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

A new report last week by the London-based environmental group CDP finds that more than 100 cities worldwide now get the majority of their power—70 percent or more—from renewables.

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 →

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath - Day 15

Here in California, we know a thriving economy and forward-thinking clean energy policy go hand in hand. An important way for us to do this is to keep using cost-competitive renewable sources of energy to power our economy. Transitioning California to a clean energy economy is good for our wallets, our lungs, and our workforce.… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – March 2017 #4

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has announced that 69.3% of the electricity delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse-gas-free resources


Until recently Californians were in the dark when it came to the state’s natural gas distribution system and its pollution. But all that is changing now; for the first time ever, consistent data on the annual methane emissions from gas utilities is available for all to see. And what does this data show? California has… Keep reading →

How Clean Energy’s Rising Tide Can Lift All Boats

The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

The U.S. economy is wonderfully dynamic. New businesses launch daily, creating jobs and providing tax revenues for schools and police. Innovative technologies are introduced, offering customers more choice and improved services. Sometimes, of course, those new firms and devices replace existing institutions and products. Today’s electricity industry is no exception. Technological advances are helping hundreds… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – June 2016 #3

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company plans to increase investment in renewables, storage, and energy efficiency beyond its current state mandates while simultaneously phasing out its nuclear power activity in California by 2025.

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