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An enormous utility-scale solar thermal project scheduled to be built in California this year receives loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Date: 02/22/2010
Type: News
The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission has granted Google Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the search giant, to behave like a utility.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: News
TV and appliance standards, improved building codes, and utility programs are among some of the instruments California is using to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Article
Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog
A community energy storage pilot project using lithium ion batteries is set to go online by the middle of this year.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Blog
The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approves Southern California Edison's plan to install 500 megawatts of solar systems on commercial rooftops in it's service area.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Tags: CPUC, SCE, solar pv
Investment in new transmission lines would eliminate electricity congestion that costs the US billions per year, promote clean energy generation, and create thousands of jobs.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: Article
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
Although small in size, First Solar's first utility-scale PV plant sets the stage for larger projects to come.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
He has been a driving force in making the state a global leader in efficiency. This week, the 83-year-old nuclear physicist will leave his post on the California Energy Commission.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News

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