Tag: california

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Solar Power Takes On California Water Challenge

California welcomed solar thermal technology on a grand scale last week at the Ivanpah plant in the Mojave Desert. It’s a project that’s all about producing clean electricity. But in the state’s agricultural heartland, a much smaller project is using… Read More
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Wyoming Wind To Pitch Cost Saving To California

Wyoming wind power developers and their backers have been trying to build a case for exports to California. Not only do they need big powerlines to make it happen, but they need California to improve its disposition toward out-of-state renewables.… Read More
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California’s Sizzling Solar Busts Through 3 GW

For the first time, California’s utility-scale solar power production has topped 3,000 megawatts (or, if you prefer, 3 gigawatts). The California Independent System Operator, which oversees the grid for much of the state, tweeted that solar generation hit a record… Read More

California’s Renewable Energy Future

California’s landmark renewable energy policy, the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), establishes a clear blueprint for clean energy investment in the short-run: by 2020, all utilities are required to source 33 percent of their retail electricity sales from renewables. The big… Read More