California hands out millions in alt fuel and vehicle development grants, in a program that dates back to the Arnold Schwarzenegger administration.
New state-funded research at UC Riverside aims to help California increase the efficiency of its HVAC systems and give its power plants a break.
The Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA gets funding to research energy savings from community design, integrated land use and transportation practices.
A $646,661 state grant to UC Davis will be used to develop better forecasting models for Tehachapi wind farms, making life easier for grid operators.
UC Davis researchers win a grant to develop and implement a tool for forecasting big, sudden shifts in wind speed, which can cause havoc for grid operators.
California relaunches its Emerging Renewables Program for small wind turbines and fuel cells, with new eligibility requirements, after the DyoCore fiasco.
California alleges DyoCore inflated the power output rating for its small wind-power turbine, making it eligible for huge rebates. The company denies the charges.
Electric Vehicles International (EVI) has be awarded a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to expand its manufacturing plant.
Cash-strapped California tries to stretch $3.5 million in research grants by giving them to schools and businesses already getting federal backing.
The Golden State’s regulators license 500-MW and 150-MW solar-thermal plants for the desert, bringing their total to nine plants and 4,142.5 MWs since August.
A much touted California solar project is temporarily suspended after concerns about eco-sensitive lands and mishandled paperwork arise.