Learn from CleanTechnica about how a newly developed battery for electric buses is helping Proterra make the argument that electric buses may be the best bus option – and
Haven’t dived into California’s new Sustainable Freight Plan yet? Get highlights – including biogas in the San Joaquin Valley and near zero-emissions freight vehicles – from
California Releases Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (Comments Requested by July 6th)
The state has released a Draft California Sustainable Freight Action Plan in response to Governor Brown’s B-32-15 Executive Order, with comments requested on the Draft Plan by July 6th.
Click here to view the 2015 EPIC Program Annual Report. Report Abstract: The California Energy Commission is the state’s primary energy policy and planning
Palo Alto’s City Council adopted the general framework of its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its April 18th meeting, committing to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030.
4/25 CEC Workshop: Lead Commissioner Technology Merit Review Workshop: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Project Success
As shared on the CEC’s website, Lead Commissioner for Transportation of the California Energy Commission Janea A. Scott will conduct a Technology Merit Review workshop April 25th at 9:00am to highlight key ingredients for successful development of electric
ARB’s 4/4 Low Carbon Transportation, Fuels Investments, and Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan Presentation
The presentation from the California Air Resources Board (ARB)’s public workshop to review its low carbon transportation, fuels investments, and air quality improvement
Electric vehicle rollout requires management of a number of different concerns – including new infrastructure, peak electric load and consumption considerations, and customer concerns. In this article from Valley Vision, hear from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Manager of the Electric Transportation and Energy & Research Bill Boyce on what SMUD is doing to get the…
Those interested in community choice aggregation (CCA)/community choice energy (CCE), electric vehicle deployment, and other energy programs can find a March 2016
Click here to learn more about four ChargePoint electric vehicle stations coming to the City of Sunnyvale as part of the Bay Area Charge Ahead project.
Developments in automated demand response (ADR) technology: Smart home energy automator OhmConnect announces breakthrough methods for enabling smart home devices (including wifi thermostats, smart plugs, home automation systems, and EV chargers) to generate recurring revenue streams by intelligently controlling device charging when electricity is less costly. To learn more, click here for the press release.
A new study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reviews coverage, gaps, and latest trends in energy efficiency financing. The study looks at: Financing trends in high coverage areas, including efficiency improvements to new and existing buildings, hybrid/electric vehicles and energy-efficient IT; Sectors that still contain gaps in financing option coverage,…
On Wednesday Feb. 10th, the CEC adopted the final 2015 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR). This report not only provides a 10-year forecast of electricity consumption and peak demand and natural gas demand throughout California, but also provides energy plant and infrastructure updates, and discusses building efficiency, appliance efficiency and decarbonization toward the 40% GHG…
In case you missed it: pilots deploying thousands of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are in the works in Southern California! SDG&E’s Electric Vehicle Grid-Integration pilot project received approval from the CPUC last week. SCE’s Charge Ready Program plans were approved earlier in January.
Today, there is roughly one public charger for every 10 EVs. In order to accelerate EV adoption, we need to reduce “range anxiety” by installing more charging stations. The good news is that the cost of EV charging has been found to be so nominal that it’s insignificant when looking at commercial buildings’ peak grid…