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West Coast Utility Regulators Renew Vows For Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

California And Mexico Grid Operators Partner For ‘Successful Energy Future’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

As the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) continues to yield proven benefits, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) and El Centro Nacional de Control de Energia (CENACE) have announced that the Mexican electric system operator has agreed to explore participation [Read More]

California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Is In Full Swing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the state of California recently held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to begin planning for future renewable wind and wave energy development opportunities in federal [Read More]

Newly Signed Bills To Spur Energy Storage In California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law four new bills that are expected to directly impact energy storage in California. According to the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), the bills will collectively grow the behind-the-meter and utility-scale energy storage [Read More]

Los Angeles Takes ‘Enormous Step’ Toward 100 Percent Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a measure that instructs the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to chart a path to 100% clean energy in the city. According to a news release from the bill’s [Read More]

California’s Freshly Signed Bills Put Climate Change Plans Into Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

Ten years after the state adopted the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has now strengthened the legislation’s commitment by signing two new bills that require California to cut emissions at least 40% below 1990 [Read More]

AWEA Cites Benefits Of Expanding CAISO To A Regional Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

The drumbeat is growing louder from those who contend that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) should be expanded into a regional market. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the benefits for California’s economy and environment are highlighted [Read More]

California Leads The Nation In Advanced Energy Employment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2016

Employment in California’s advanced energy industry grew 18% last year – six times the statewide employment growth rate – according to national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). The report says more than half-a-million California workers spend some or all [Read More]

Landowners Reap $222 Million Windfall From U.S. Wind Industry

Posted by Lauren Tyler on March 22, 2016

The U.S. wind industry is paying $222 million a year to farming families and other rural landowners, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). More than $156 million is going to landowners in counties with [Read More]

BOEM Completes Initial Review Of Huge Wind Farm Offshore California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed an initial review of an unsolicited lease request from Trident Winds LLC for a floating wind project offshore Morro Bay, Calif., and deemed the request complete. [Read More]