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Get Ready For Coming Electric Helmet Scooter Laws

October 3rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

It's chilling seeing a young man riding an electric scooter on a main street with only flip-flops and a pair of shorts. You can't help wonder how long. ... You know what I mean — how long until the first fatality. And then it happened. I got home and heard about a 24-year-young man who passed away after falling off one. And now make way for laws and politicians


New Reports on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Show Healthy Residential Market

March 4th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Rooftop solar power prices have been dropping. Home energy storage prices have been dropping. New and increasingly compelling electric vehicles keep coming to market. These are cleantech topics that come up daily as these industries keep growing and growing. However, there are transformative elements of the cleantech world that stem from more nuanced business innovations and policies. One of those is Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing


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


Sans Trump, America Reaffirms Commitment To Paris Agreement At COP23

November 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

California Governor Jerry Brown joined United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg on Saturday to reaffirm the commitment of American states, cities, and businesses, to the Paris Climate Agreement, despite the fact that US President Donald Trump officially pulled the United States out of the Accords in June. 


California Governor Jerry Brown Trolls Trump At G20

July 9th, 2017 | by Jeremy Bloom

While President Trump was blowing off the G20 session on climate change to spend more than 2 hours chilling with Vlad Putin, California Governor Jerry Brown crashed the party in Hamburg (via video) to announce that California (with an economy bigger than France, bigger than the UK) would take the lead on hosting a Global Climate Summit in San Francisco next year


States Give Trump The Finger, Form United States Climate Alliance

June 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

"States rights" is a simple term fraught with grave political overtones in America. It's not a stretch to say the Civil War was about states rights. The Jim Crow laws that followed were about states rights. Now, as a result of the decision by the putative president to abrogate the country's commitment to the Paris climate accords, states rights is once again a rallying cry in American politics



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