California Sets Two New Solar Records

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“Mild temperatures and sunny skies helped California set two new solar records in recent days. On Sunday, March 4, the California Independent System Operator saw an all-time peak percentage of demand served by solar, hitting a record 49.95 percent at 12:58 p.m. That’s up from the previous peak of 47.2 percent set on May 14,…

The Net Economic Impacts of California’s Major Climate Programs in the Inland Empire

A report produced by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education for Next 10 examines the economic benefits of the Cap and Trade program, renewable energy, and energy efficiency in the Inland Empire.  , Some key findings from the report: The net impact from the Renewable Portfolio Standard exceeded $12.4 billion for the…

Energy Commission Funding Supports Efficiency, Alternative Fuel Projects

The CEC approved several grants, contracts and loans yesterday that support projects – for City of Gardena, UC Riverside, San Luis Obispo County, and San Diego Community College District – that will help the state meet its EE and GHG emission reduction goals. Modifications have also been made to the reporting process for publicly owned…
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