Farmers in California’s parched Central Valley are using a new solar powered desalination system to give them fresh water to grow crops.
Renewable energy skeptics have promoted natural gas, since unlike gas or solar, it’s always available. Except when it isn’t.
California has tools in hand today to scale up renewables, and is developing programs and policies that will continue to lower the cost.
California ratepayers reportedly could save $750 million a year by taking advantage of wind power produced in Wyoming.
On Jan. 2, 2013, California hit a then-record 1,235 megawatts in solar power production. Exactly a year later, it reached 3,048 MW.
Just six months ago, California’s utility-scale solar production was peaking around 2,000 megawatts; now it’s nearing 3,000 MW.
What role should renewables play in California’s long-term goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050?
California grid gurus say “clean and flexible” natural gas generation will be a key to adding 8,000 MW of new clean energy – mostly solar – by 2020.
You can call it another loan-guarantee success story: One of the world’s biggest solar PV plants is fully operational in California.
Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia leaders come together on a climate plan – but it will need legislative backing to really make a difference.