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In Largest Approval Yet, Energy Commission OKs $730M for Clean Projects

This week, the five members of the California Energy Commission approved the largest one-time spending to date for clean energy research and development. Most of the grant money is to advance zero-emission cars, trucks and buses.

“It is our job to remain at the cutting edge,” both in this country and globally, “on zero-emission transportation […]

December 9, 2021|

Storage Surges, but Will Rooftop PV Payment Changes Affect its Pairing with Solar?

Well before California signed international agreements to slash climate-harmful emissions from the energy and building sectors at last month’s COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the state was far ahead on battery storage. And it continues to charge ahead of other states, with more than 2.8 gigawatts of large and small batteries online that […]

November 30, 2021|


The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Willie Phillips as the fifth member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the evening of Nov. 16. There are now three Democratic commissioners. FERC Chair Rich Glick applauded the confirmation, stating the five-member commission “functions best when it has a full complement of Commissioners.” Phillips has served as the […]

November 16, 2021|
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