Tag: California

Jun 05

Natural Gas Trucks Driving A Coast-To-Coast Road Rally

JUNE 5, 2017 Spotlight One Way To Improve Southern California Air Quality; Benefits Of Natural Gas-Fueled Trucks And Cars Are Being Demonstrated Through A 4,825-Mile Cross-Country Rally Sponsored By NGVAmerica LONG BEACH, Calif., – Several heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles powered by natural gas began a coast-to-coast road trip today that will span from Long Beach …

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Apr 07

Goodwill To Bring Zero-Emission Electric Delivery Trucks To Bay Area

First-of-its-kind project will have 11 advanced technology, zero-emission, battery-electric trucks on Bay Area roads to reduce air pollution in dense urban communities   SAN FRANCISCO – April 7, 2017 – Today BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SF Goodwill on …

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Jun 29

San Diego First to Reach California’s Solar Cap

San Diego is California’s first territory to reach major solar milestone SAN DIEGO – June 29, 2016 – Today, San Diego beat larger metro areas including San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the first city in California to reach the solar cap in their utility’s region. Solar in San Diego has become a $1 …

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Jan 11

Solar Store Opens in SoCal

The Solar Store, Southern California’s First, Opening on January 16, 2016 Southern California’s 1st Solar Store by Baker Electric, opens its doors to homeowners on January 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m at 40165 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, California Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider and SunPower Elite Dealer announces the grand opening …

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Dec 28

Accelerating hydrogen refueling stations

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Drivers are seeing more hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, but  hydrogen refueling stations for those vehicles are still few and far between. This is about to change, and one reason is a new testing device being validated at California refueling stations that will greatly accelerate station commissioning. Developed by U.S. Department …

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Aug 12

Geothermal Industry Asserts Technology as Beneficial and Affordable

Nearly 300 industry leaders gathered in Reno last week for the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) National Geothermal Summit. The leading forum for Western State policy discussions, the National Geothermal Summit brought together the industry for a dialogue with state and federal policy makers. The industry met to discuss such issues as moving geothermal forward in …

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Aug 05

Will Natural Gas Powered Vehicles Ever Become Mainstream?

  Considering that America has some of the biggest natural gas reserves in the world, and gasoline has become extremely expensive in the past few years, it makes a lot of sense to start using it as vehicle fuel on a larger scale. But, while the benefits of using natural gas as an alternative to …

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Jun 02

Geothermal Can Play a Significant Role in State Carbon Reduction Plans

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) urges states to take advantage of the carbon emission reduction available through expanding geothermal power portfolios.  Doing so makes sense in light of the US EPA’s proposed regulations for existing power plants that require states to substantially reduce carbon emissions.  The regulations proposed June 2, 2014, would give states significant leeway …

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May 13

Committing to a Clean Energy Future

In his State of the Union address, President Obama pledged to make 2014 a year of action. And today, we announced new ways we’re taking action to advance clean energy and create opportunity for hardworking Americans. The Obama Administration has made historic investments in the research, development, and deployment of clean energy. And these investments …

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Apr 28

Geothermal Showcase finds sector hopeful

 Industry needs early funding, risk mitigation to thrive Last week, the Geothermal Energy Association hosted the GEA International Geothermal Showcase, bringing together 250 participants from 36 countries and representing more than half of all geothermal projects worldwide. Together, these projects could mean over 10,000 MW of new geothermal power and would represent around $45 billion …

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Apr 22

BIODIGESTER TURNS CAMPUS WASTE INTO CAMPUS ENERGY

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More than a decade ago, Ruihong Zhang, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering at the University of California, Davis, started working on a problem: How to turn as much organic waste as possible into as much renewable energy as possible. Today, on Earth Day, the university and Sacramento-based technology partner CleanWorld are officially unveiling …

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Apr 04

Moth Eyeballs? Solar Panel Glare Fix?

Light-absorbing, water-repellent material could quell neighbors’ solar panel spats   All that’s gold does not glitter, thanks to new work by UC Irvine scientists that could reduce glare from solar panels and electronic displays and dull dangerous glints on military weapons. “We found that a very simple process and a tiny bit of gold can …

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Apr 02

Plenty of Geothermal Available in West

Geothermal power potential in California still largely untapped, says industry group As the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is examining their new scoping plan for implementing the state’s ambitious climate law, the leading geothermal industry group has issued a status report on California’s geothermal resources that says they are still largely untapped. Geothermal power is …

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Mar 17

Californians Consume the Least Electricity Nationwide

Californians consume the least electricity per-person of any state in the country, according to new 2014 state energy rankings from EnergyTrends.org. Behind California, Hawaii, Rhode Island and New York used the least electricity per person. Meanwhile, Californians consumed the fifth-lowest total energy per person of any state. This ranking has remained unchanged in recent years …

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Feb 20

Geothermal Potential in California

Still Largely Untapped, Industry Group Tells CARB As the California Air Resources Board is examining their new scoping plan for implementing the state’s ambitious climate law, AB 32, the leading geothermal industry group has issued a status report on the state’s geothermal resources that says they are still largely untapped. Geothermal power is “a viable, cost …

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Jan 24

Pilot project in restaurant delivers on promise of energy savings

Hybrid water heater proves its value as energy efficient upgrade, provides one-third gain in energy efficiency An energy-efficient hot water system proved its value in a commercial restaurant application during a special project overseen by the Food Service Technology Center and Fast Water Heater Company. The two companies worked together to design a tankless natural …

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Jan 21

NY Working Hard to Catch Up with CA’s Energy Storage Requirements

Battery storage is gaining more and more traction in the distributed energy resources community. Last fall, California passed the first statewide energy storage directive in the United States. Issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the mandate requires all investor-owned utilities in the state including Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San …

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Oct 21

The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class

 Today, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of solar installation data from Arizona, California, and New Jersey that found that solar installations are overwhelmingly occurring in middle-class neighborhoods. Interestingly, this finding is in contrast with the current utility industry narrative that distributed solar is mainly being adopted by wealthy customers. Concerned by the threat that …

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Oct 14

Solar Panel Leasing Incentives

Zero-Down Solar Leasing for New Homes The solar PV market has been though a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Since Solarcity introduced the model of zero-down solar leasing back in 2006 many solar providers (including SunRun, Sungevity, SunPower and Real Goods Solar) have followed suit. Third-party-ownership has become the preferred way to …

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Oct 01

Can LED Lights Be Used for All Applications Now?

With California’s strict new guidelines for LED lighting, manufacturers are working to come up with lights that provide both energy savings and lighting quality. As they work to improve their technologies, we’re seeing LED lights that can be used for many, if not all, applications. That’s the word from Mike Watson, vice president of corporate marketing for the manufacturer …

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