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The DRPs are in. Now comes the hard part: building DERs into business-as-usual for the grid.
Date: 07/07/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
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
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 is getting serious about distributed energy resources (DER), which include small utility-scale solar, bioenergy and wind generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response and combined heat and power facilities.
Date: 02/03/2015
Type: News
LED manufacturer Cree announced this week that it had become the first company to meet the California standards on LED bulbs.
Date: 09/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal mandating 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage to support the state’s power grid by 2020.
Date: 09/04/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
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
Starting September 1st, owners of non-residential buildings in California of 50,000 square feet or greater will be required to release their building's energy usage when they sell their property.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Palo Alto, California has some of the cheapest solar in the United States. The price is 6.9 cents per kilowatt-hour for the 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Date: 07/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal that would call for the state’s big three investor-owned utilities to obtain 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020.
Date: 06/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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