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California agencies meet to begin charting course to 100% renewable energy

The first-ever joint meeting of California agencies that will draw the path to a zero-carbon future met in Sacramento to start planning for the state’s 100% renewable goal by 2045. The meeting included the California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission and the California Air Resources Board, which are all tasked to meet the ambitious goals of 2018’s Senate Bill 100, which mandates that California use renewable resources to supply 100% of its electricity by the end of 2045. Read More →

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Solar Panels at Data Center to Save State Millions

The California Department of Technology and the Department of General Services are touting the energy efficiency and resulting savings from a solar canopy in the parking lot of the state’s main data center in Rancho Cordova. Read More →

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Should all houses in SLO switch to electric appliances? These experts think so

What would it be like to live in a home that uses all electric appliances? San Luis Obispo is considering new building policies that would require new housing to be all-electric. A panel of experts who spoke Thursday at an event hosted by the SLO Climate Coalition at the SLO library touched on questions around cost, safety and the ability of the grid to handle a transition from gas to electrically-powered homes. Read More →

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Opinion: An uncertain path to a cleaner future – Zero carbon electricity legislation in New York and California

Last month, New York passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which calls for a carbon free electricity market by 2040. With passage of this law, New York became the sixth state to pass legislation calling for a carbon free electricity market. Just one year earlier, California passed similar legislation, SB100, adopting a state policy to achieve a zero-carbon electricity market by 2045. Read More →

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Solar is coming to all new California homes. How many in Fresno already get power from sun?

More than 1 million California homes are already soaking up sunshine with solar panels to generate electricity. Next year, that number will surge as new building standards take effect requiring all new homes permitted after Jan. 1 to have solar photovoltaic systems.  Read More →

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As PG&E faces uncertainty, Sonoma Clean Power sees a bright future in green energy

The troubling saga of PG&E has been well chronicled along its path that led to a bankruptcy filing in January. Massive liabilities from wildfires caused by transmission lines. A push to increase already high energy prices to ratepayers. Public outrage over bonuses paid by executives during a period of turmoil. Yet during the same time, the fortunes of Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Clean Power could not be more different while much less heralded.  Read More →

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Brown Signs “Sun Shine at Night” Bill

With the Global Climate Action Summit in the rearview mirror, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 700 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-SF) keeping California in the driver’s seat of building a reliable and safe clean energy future. SB 700 will make the “sun shine at night” through the addition of hundreds of thousands of energy storage devices and batteries connected to hundreds of thousands of solar panels over the next 8-10 years. Read More →

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Is California risking another energy crisis with community choice programs?

Californians have more options than ever for buying energy. Rooftop solar and batteries have made it possible for homeowners and Read More →

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California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes

Long a leader and trendsetter in its clean-energy goals, California took a giant step on Wednesday, becoming the first state Read More →

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Expanding Solar Access in California’s San Joaquin Valley

Solar has been booming in some parts of the San Joaquin Valley, including many farmers and schools going solar to lower Read More →

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