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
June 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
San Diego Gas & Electric broke the news that it will be doubling the energy storage capacity of its network over the next 3.5 years to enable the adoption of more renewables in its service area
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
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.
April 5th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers
Update: Lloyd Alter wrote up a very insightful critique of this building back in January 2013. I’d definitely recommend checking that [&hellip
January 31st, 2014 | by Guest Contributor
by Bill Radvak Battery storage is gaining more and more traction in the distributed energy resources community. Last fall, California [&hellip
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
July 11th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
The California Solar Initiative installed a record 391MW of new solar on utility customer rooftops in 2012. The program has now installed 1,629MW of rooftop solar, enough to power 150,000 homes, and is years ahead of program target goals
January 28th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
Two new reports from California and Vermont show that net metering creates significant net benefits for consumers while strengthening one of the US solar market’s strongest drivers of new installations.
October 15th, 2012 | by Andrew
The new 44% commercial-ready CPV efficiency record bests the previous record of 43.5% that Solar Junction set back in April, marking another milestone in what's been an eventful year for the emerging US CPV manufacturer, as well as CPV technology in general.
September 7th, 2012 | by Jake Richardson
The San Diego Zoo will be adding a solar photovoltaic canopy system and five electric vehicle chargers. Construction began [&hellip
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.
March 16th, 2012 | by Silvio Marcacci
A bill recently introduced in California’s State Assembly would dramatically increase the ability of cities to boost renewable energy.
January 13th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved five renewable energy projects yesterday that total 1,088 megawatts (MW) in capacity. 711 MW [&hellip
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.
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
December 7th, 2010 | by Tina Casey
A mere month ago, the San Antonio Water System in Texas announced that it had become the first ever U.S. [&hellip