Pacific Gas & Electric is hit with a
historic fine of $2.14 billion for igniting deadly wildfires in Northern
California in 2017 and 2018. It comes a few days after PG&E reports
significant losses in its 2019 earnings report.
The private utilities in the southern half
of the state fare far better. Southern […]
do inverters make front page news. But they are the stars of the 2019
Integrated Energy Policy Report approved last week by the California Energy
Commission. It calls on the energy agencies and grid operator to accelerate
research, development, and use of smart inverters to “enhance power quality,
decrease grid disturbances, and participate in ancillary service […]
The California Energy Commission’s clean transportation programto date has provided $830 million in funding, with most of the money targeted at advancing the use of electric vehicles, according to a summary presented at a commission meeting on the program’s accomplishments July 18. In the clean vehicle infrastructure area, CEC has provided […]
Solar panels installed with state subsidies are starting to reach the end of their lives, but California lacks a plan to dispose, reuse or recycle them. The numbers of aging panels are increasing given the continued growth in photovoltaic installations.
Making matters worse is that huge amounts of batteries used in energy storage and vehicles […]