California Energy Commission green-lights $8 million grant for hydrogen fuel cell station

“The California Energy Commission has voted to approve an $8 million grant for the development of a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station. In a statement Wednesday the Commission said the fueling station, at the Port of Long Beach, would be used to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks.…

PG&E’s record-breaking battery proposal wins approval from regulators

“California utility regulators approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s proposal to build the two largest battery systems in the world. The 4-1 vote marks a landmark development in California’s quest to decarbonize its electrical system by shifting from natural gas to non-emitting sources for flexible power. “Not only will this help California integrate solar and reduce…

Redwood Coast Energy Authority plays key role in bringing offshore wind to Redwood coast

“In April 2018, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), created a consortium of potential partners for their offshore wind project. In September, RCEA sent in a proposal to the Bureau of Ocean Management to lease ocean waters for wind turbines. Currently there are no operational offshore wind projects in the state, but offshore wind prospects…

California beats its 2020 goals for cutting greenhouse gases

“The California Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that total statewide carbon emissions fell to 429 million metric tons in 2016, a drop of 12 million tons from the year before. The decline means California met the Legislature’s goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels, and did so a full four years before the target year…

Indicators of Climate Change in California

From record temperatures to proliferating wildfires and rising seas, climate change poses an immediate and escalating threat to California’s environment, public health, and economic vitality. Recent climate-related events – such as the devastating 2017 wildfires and the recordsetting 2012-16 drought – have highlighted the challenges that confront the state as its climate continues to evolve.…

Energy Storage: Meeting California’s Clean and Reliable Energy Goals – Apr 23

The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) invite you to register for a one-day networking forum for California local government energy professionals on Monday, April 23rd from 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM. The event will take place at SMUD’s Customer Service Center building at 6301 S Street, Sacramento, CA in the Rubicon Room,…
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