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A Treehugger article details some interesting facts on car sales in California. Hybrid cars now represent 7% of the market in California.
Date: 08/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
On Tuesday, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute released a report that calls for California regulators to consider entirely new ways for its major utilities to invest in and operate a distributed energy resource-rich grid, and how to get paid for it.
Date: 08/11/2015
Type: News
New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.
Date: 04/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California had its first sale of greenhouse gas permits under the state’s new cap-and-trade system. Supporters of the cap-and-trade system believe it will reduce emissions and serve as a blueprint for other states.
Date: 11/20/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The California Building Standards Commission voted unanimously this week to approve the first statewide green building code.
Date: 01/24/2010
Type: News
Emission permits were sold at $2.91 above the reserve price at Californias second carbon auction, exceeding analysts expectations, and raising about $176 million in revenues.
Date: 03/01/2013
Type: Article
Six Californian cities are noted on Energy Star's list of top 25 cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings.
Date: 03/12/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
Utility-scale energy storage.
California's AB 2514, a bill mandating utility-scale energy storage, passes the state Senate, paving the way for viable and cost-effective energy storage systems.
Date: 08/25/2010
Type: News
Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order dramatically ramping up this state’s already ambitious program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saying it was critical to address “an ever-growing threat” posed by global warming to the state’s economy and well-being.
Date: 04/29/2015
Type: News

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