California invests in “by location” distributed energy resources

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“California is leading the nation with several pilot projects to reward more rooftop solar energy generators and other distributed energy resources in specific locations as an alternative to utilities’ needs to invest in upgrading their electricity generation networks. This use of Locational Net Benefit Analysis (LNBA) can foster the growth of hundreds of megawatts of…

Climate Tech Finance Opportunities for Local Governments – Dec 4

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Join a webinar to learn about BAAQMD’s new Technology Implementation Office (TIO) and the financing tools being offered to local governments. TIO is catalyzing innovation to combat climate change by incentivizing disruptive, low‐cost technologies that reduce GHG emissions for mobile and stationary sources. Lucian Go of TIO will present on the Climate Tech Finance program,…

Customer Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future

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This report focuses on the wholesale power markets and system operations aspects of the electric industry, with particular focus on the Mid-Atlantic (“PJM”) and Midwest (“MISO”) regions. Two-thirds of the electricity in America passes through centralized wholesale electric markets, serving much of the nation’s economy and population. Those market rules and practices are developed by…

Energy Efficiency 2018: Analysis and outlooks to 2040

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Energy efficiency can bring significant economic, social and environmental benefits. But while energy efficiency is improving around the world, its positive impact on global energy use is overwhelmed by rising economic activity across all sectors. Energy Efficiency 2018 looks at why efficiency’s massive potential remains untapped, and through the new Efficient World Scenario explores what…

2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot

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The 2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot is the result of a collective partnership among the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Navigant, and Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) staff. Data collected from SEPA’s 2018 Utility Survey (in partnership with PLMA) seeks to provide deeper insight into utility demand response programs throughout the U.S., and represents…

California Power Map

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The California Power Map is a mapping tool that provides, compares and visualizes data on California’s fossil fuel and bioenergy power plants. These data include the location of the plants, the demographics of nearby populations, and historical data about operations and greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions (2010-present) for all California fossil fuel and bioenergy…

On the menu: Turkey, potatoes, energy efficiency

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“Did you know your Thanksgiving dinner is fairly carbon friendly (link is external)? While holiday travel and some parts of the cooking process consume a lot of energy, the ingredients in a traditional Thanksgiving feast have a light carbon footprint. First of all, poultry, a.k.a. your Thanksgiving bird, makes it to your table using eight…

Riding the rising CCA wave

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“Reflecting a nationwide trend, San Diego is now the largest city in California and one of the largest in the U.S. to offer commercial and residential customers the option to purchase clean, competitively priced power through a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency instead of an investor-owned utility. Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the decision, which came…

California CCAs achieve 2,000-megawatt milestone for new renewables

“The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) is pleased to announce that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 megawatts (MW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization…

America’s wind farms are ready to go it alone

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“For a quarter-century, the industry has been supported by federal tax credits that helped it attract $250 billion in investments and create 100,000 jobs, according to the American Wind Energy Association. That support ends next year, but analysts and executives say the credits have done what they were supposed to do: make the industry competitive.”…
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