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Electric Trucks, Buses, & Fast Chargers Need Innovative Electricity Rates From Utilities

May 5th, 2020 | by NRDC

Charging an electric truck or bus at a fleet depot — or an electric car at an apartment, workplace, or a public fast-charging station — should be far cheaper than filling up on gasoline or diesel. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case at sites that receive electricity under utility rates designed for commercial buildings and industrial operations that don’t reflect the flexible nature of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Fortunately, a newly-released report explains how utilities can remedy that mismatch by offering rates designed for commercial EV charging


California Approves $738 Million Transportation Electrification Initiative

June 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

California is at the forefront of US states when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Nearly 40% of those emissions come from the state's transportation sector. Not only has California always been ground zero for car culture, but it's also home to several of the largest ports in America, whose operations depend on heavy-duty trucks powered by diesel engines


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. 


California Passes 600MW Shared Renewables Program

September 12th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

California's state legislature has passed the landmark 600MW "shared renewables" bill that will open up access to clean energy to millions of residents who can't install their own renewables - with no state subsidy and no extra ratepayer costs


California Community Solar Bill Dies in Assembly Committee

September 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew

Intense lobbying from the state's three largest utilities effectively squashed the bill, which would have enabled renters and others to subscribe and receive solar and other renewable power from project developers in return for credits to their utility bills.


Electric Vehicles, Smart Grid, Residential Solar Power: A Virtuous Circle Emerges

September 12th, 2011 | by Andrew

Technological and economic Innovation, the desire to save money, conserve energy and help make for a cleaner environment are coming together in cities such as San Diego, where the combination of electric vehicles (EVs), a smart grid and residential solar power systems are creating a virtuous circle of activity.


How your Cute EV Could Keep the Lights on in your Neighborhood

March 15th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

As we exit the age of oil, utilities have investigated the various ways that electric vehicles might help stabilize the smart grid. In the last several years, utilities like PG&E have researched using spent batteries from electric cars for grid storage - once they are too worn out for recharging cars any more



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