California continues its fall from the top ranks of oil-producing states

“California’s once high rank among oil-producing states continues to slip as Colorado’s output surges past the Golden State, according to the latest Energy Department data. Colorado became the latest state to surpass California in terms of crude output, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released Thursday. Colorado out-produced California by 16,000 barrels per…

Hooray for S.B.100! Now what happens for wind energy?

“Although non-hydro renewables are likely to be the primary option for supplying the bulk of California’s zero-carbon electricity supply in 2045, it is not clear what California’s lofty new goal means for wind energy. Permitting in California is difficult, and federal land use policies have dramatically curbed wind development on Bureau of Land Management land.…

State Finance Department sued for refusing to release analysis of power grid expansion bill

“San Diego attorney Michael Aguirre is suing the state Department of Finance and its director for refusing to turn over records related to Gov. Jerry Brown’s failed efforts to expand the California power grid. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court, state finance officials refused to release their financial…

California continues its fall from the top ranks of oil-producing states

“California’s once high rank among oil-producing states continues to slip as Colorado’s output surges past the Golden State, according to the latest Energy Department data. Colorado became the latest state to surpass California in terms of crude output, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released Thursday. Colorado out-produced California by 16,000 barrels per…

Camptonville biomass facility gets boost

“The California Energy Commission awarded the Camptonville Community Partnership a grant of nearly $5 million last week to help pay for two major pieces of equipment for the planned biomass facility in the Yuba County foothills. The 3-megawatt biomass facility is expected to cost up to $20 million to construct and will generate heat and…

Schneider electric microgrid to service Long Beach, California community by creating energy resilience at port

“Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced an agreement to design, engineer and build a new microgrid that will enable critical energy resilience at the Port of Long Beach in the city of Long Beach, California. Schneider Electric will create a microgrid technology demonstration which will…

California Approves $5M Grant for Microgrid at Naval War Center

“The project comes as the industry increasingly strives to reduce the amount of customization in microgrid development as a way to drive down costs. In this case, researchers hope to create a replicable model that demonstrates how to avoid electric instabilities during transitions between grid connected and islanding modes.” Click here to read more from Microgrid…
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