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C2 Energy Capital To Build Up C&I Solar Portfolio To 400 Megawatts

May 6th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

C2 Energy Capital plans to increase the size of its commercial and industrial-focused solar portfolio by a factor of four, to 400 megawatts within two years, says Richard Dovere, the co-founder and managing member of the New York-based company


California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

May 1st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets


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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities & The Renewables Accelerator

March 28th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges


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Renewables Gain Traction In Wisconsin & Illinois

February 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Renewable energy is starting to take over the energy conversation in the Midwest as Illinois and Wisconsin look toward a 100% renewable future for their citizens.


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California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report Updated

November 27th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

The California Greenhouse Gases Inventory Report has been updated. This document describes various CA greenhouse gas emissions and their sources. It also states that greenhouse gas emissions there have been on a downward trend since 2007. Dave Clegern, a Public Information Officer with the California Air Resources Board, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about it


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7 Incoming Governors Strongly Support Renewable Energy Goals

November 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

While the federal government is busy propping up coal and natural gas, governors in several states won elections in which they pledged to ramp up renewable energy goals, with many aiming for 100% renewables within 20 years.


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California Governor Brown Signs Law Requiring 100% Clean Energy By 2045

September 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown on Monday signed Senate Bill 100 into law, setting in place a 100% renewable electricity target for the state by 2045, and doubled down on his clean energy commitment by issuing an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality over the same time frame. 


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Vivint Solar Expands Into Illinois & Prepares For California’s Solar Mandate

August 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Leading US residential solar provider Vivint Solar made two announcements last week, revealing its expansion into the state of Illinois a day before it announced a partnership with one of the country's largest homebuilders in preparation for California's upcoming mandate for rooftop solar installations on new homes. 


Arizona Renewable Portfolio Standard Coverage Omits Critical Info (#RealityCheck)

July 26th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

A couple weeks ago, we wrote about a major new ballot initiative in Arizona. The proposal is a 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by the year 2030. A total of 480,464 Arizona residents sign onto the initiative to get it on the November ballot. Unfortunately, local media outlets are blowing the story


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New Electric Home Study Is Biased, But It Does Show California Wants Clean Energy

April 30th, 2018 | by NRDC

New analysis released this week by the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) seriously misrepresents the opportunity for affordable electric appliances to help reduce air pollution and climate-warming pollution from California’s buildings. However, the study’s findings also reveal a need for new policy and the deep commitment of Californians to clean and renewable sources of energy.


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California Poised To Hit 50% Renewable Target A Full Decade Ahead Of Schedule

December 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Every year, the California Energy Commission releases its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) report, which gives details about the mix of energy experienced by all utilities within the state during the preceding 12 months. The report for this year, released in November, shows that all three of the state's investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric — are projected to derive 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. That is a full decade ahead of schedule. PG&E reports it used 32.9% renewable energy in the past year. The figure for SoCal Edison was 28.2%. San Diego Gas & Electric led the pack with 43.2% renewable energy


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California To Meet 2030 Renewable Energy Targets By 2020

November 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission has concluded that the state's major utilities have already met or will all soon exceed the state's 2020 renewable energy target of 33%, and will likely meet the 2030 target of 50% by 2020. 


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California’s Buy Clean Act Could Be Good For US Steel

July 12th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Under the proposed law, the state would likely do more business with steel companies based in California and less with firms based in China. Direct emissions are only part of the equation. The state will also take into account emissions from transportation, meaning California will likely buy more locally sourced steel, cutting down on pollution from shipping beams, pipes, and rebar long distances


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Beyond Sharing Report – Part 3: Exceptional Community-Owned Renewable Energy Projects

January 9th, 2017 | by John Farrell

Despite the challenging legal and financial barriers facing community renewable energy, a surprising number of projects and project models have succeeded. These projects have brought together hundreds of people into ownership of renewable energy, often saving them money, and keeping more of the money they spend on energy in their own community


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Cape Light Compact Goes 100% Renewable For Electricity

December 20th, 2016 | by George Harvey

All the customers of Cape Light Compact, in the 21 communities on Cape Cod and the island of Martha’s Vineyard, will get 100% of their electric power from renewable sources by the end of January



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