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
February 2nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
California, as most of you know, has a renewable energy target of 33% by 2020, one of the best around. However, if current trends are any indication of where the state is headed, it could blow past that target. According to a state regulator speaking this week on the matter, California's proposed solar projects in 2011 were a whopping 4.5 times what the state needs to meet its 33% target.
November 22nd, 2011 | by Stephen Lacey
Advocates for feed-in tariffs (FITs) have long claimed that the policy is the fastest, most efficient method for deploying renewable [&hellip
April 1st, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer
In the last two years, with the 20% by 2010 Renewable Energy Standard deadline looming, California utilities had to look [&hellip