100%… of what?

“Sometimes two ideas that seem joined at the hip end up butting heads. A couple current discussions in the energy blog-o-sphere illustrate. One is the debate over moving to 100% carbon-free electricity in California. Another is the push for “electrification” of transportation, water heating and anything else that these days relies on burning natural gas,…

What would a carbon tax look like for Hawaii?

“This is the question that David Hochschild, who serves on the California Energy Commission; Rep. Chris Lee, chairman of the Energy and Environmental Protection Committee in the Hawaii State Legislature; and Peter Ingram, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines; explored at the VERGE 2018 Hawaii conference. As Hawaii gears up to decarbonize, these regulators, legislators and business…

California tries again with 3 landmark Clean energy bills. This time things are different

“California has championed clean energy and climate change mitigation, but legislators last year failed to pass SB 100, a 100 percent clean energy bill authored by Senate leader Kevin De León and supported by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill would increase the state’s renewable energy goal to 60 percent by 2030, and require entirely carbon-free…
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