The Los Angeles Times reports on the future of a natural gas power plant in Oxnard. The question remains, should effort be made to continue to build new fossil fuel power plants when there is a glut of energy and clean energy alternatives exist? The California ISO is willing to study the alternatives. Click here…
The City of Santa Barabara joins San Diego, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, Del Mar, and Palo Alto in committing to the 100% renewable goal. Click here to read the press release from the Sierra Club
Greentech Media dives into SMUD’s effort to integrated DER with the help of Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and engineering firm Black & Veatch. From the report: “SMUD has incorporated all three elements of SEPA’s protocol for dealing with DERs — evaluating them as grid assets, integrating customer insights, and reconfiguring the utility’s standard operating practices…
Greentech Media provides and in-depth review of California ISO’s curtailment of renewable resources. As mentioned in this previous post, spring shoulder months lead to an abundance of solar production with less demand due to the temperate weather conditions. The ‘over-supply’ of renewable energy can lead to reliability issues so the ISO must curtail these intermittent…
In addition to the DOE report released earlier this year. The Environmental Defense Fund has released their own report discussing the growth of clean energy and sustainability jobs in the United States. You can read the full report here.
Southern California Edison and Tesla Motors Inc., installed 400 Tesla PowerPacks in the Mira Loma substation in Ontario, CA. The substation will now add nearly 80 megawatts of energy storage to the state’s electricity grid. This can power 15,000 homes for four hours during peak times, or roughly 2,500 homes for an entire day.
The California Energy Commission will conduct a workshop to present the details of the draft “Senate Bill 350 Barriers Study” required by the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (De Leon, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015). This
New studies from Navigant project that light duty plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) will make up half of the global EV market by 2024 – and that pairing deployment with smart grid technologies is critical. Get more coverage of these reports, and EV news from other states from Utility Dive. The need for planning for electric…
New Federal Agency Resources: Climate Change Fact Sheets, Funding for Air Sensor Best Practices, Tribal Clean Energy
See below for coverage of new resources and funding opportunities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)’s September State and Local Climate and Energy Program newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter directly visit USEPA’s page here.
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California Energy Commission (CEC) staff in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) will conduct a workshop to learn about California customers’
We heard from several local governments at the SEEC Forum about the importance of not just design, but performance, in zero net energy buildings. (Learn from Berkeley, Santa Monica, SMUD, and San Diego County here). A geothermal zero net energy commercial
The City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFEnvironment) announces a Request for Proposals for As Needed Energy Services for the Department’s energy and climate programs, including energy efficiency, renewable and alternative
The cities of Solana Beach and La Mesa are both weighing using a community choice aggregation (CCA) model to increase their jurisdictions’ use of renewable energy and lower their carbon footprints. Solana Beach’s consideration of strategies to cut greenhouse gas
Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has become the first carbon neutral airport in North America by switching to renewable energy sources and converting its bus fleet to compressed natural gas vehicles, among other low-carbon initiatives. Continue reading about the airport’s strategy from Environmental Leader, here.