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San Jose Clean Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy in an Aug. 3 news release said they had issued a joint request for offers for the purchase of 1-million MWh per year of new, long-term renewable energy or renewable energy-plus-battery storage resources.

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Land-intensive renewable energy projects, despite producing no greenhouse-gas emissions, can still threaten sensitive habitats, interfere with animal migration and impact important water resources, experts told participants during a July 31 webinar hosted by the California Community Choice A…

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Pacific Gas & Electric is planning a new program to identify the age of certain critical transmission components, and aims to start a pilot of the program in the first quarter of 2021, the utility told its felony probation judge in a July 28 filing.

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Sunrun—a San Francisco-based provider of home solar, battery storage and energy services—and three Bay Area community choice aggregators are launching a solar and battery storage project designed to provide backup power to vulnerable residents during public-safety power shut-offs, including …

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Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Exxon Mobil Corp. have developed a new material able to more effectively and inexpensively capture carbon dioxide from natural gas power plants' flue emissions for eventual reuse or sequestration.

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The California Independent System Operator approved new rules designed to more easily integrate generation that includes an energy storage component, saying its policies need rapid change because of an expected expansion of storage on its system over the next few years.

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The California Independent System Operator has by far the highest percentage of wind and solar projects in its interconnection queue that are proposed to be paired with storage compared with other ISOs and regional transmission organizations, according to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley …

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The worldwide market for solar-photovoltaic technologies is expected to reach $100 billion with some 100 GW installed by 2040, but silicon might not be the only material deployed, according to a newly released market research report.

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Southern California Gas Co. has begun powering two of its Los Angeles-area facilities with Bloom Energy solid-oxide fuel cells, which the companies in a July 17 announcement said should reduce emissions, air pollutants and the cost of power in addition to providing reliable power without nee…

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California's energy sector lost about 178,000 jobs from March to May of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than half of those job losses occurring in the clean-energy sector, according to a July report published by BW Research Partnership on behalf of the California Energy Com…

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Renewable natural gas will not aid in building decarbonization as it is too expensive, in short supply, and its use poses significant health and environmental risks, according to a newly released report by Earthjustice and the Sierra Club.

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The California Independent System Operator proposed a series of modifications to its resource-adequacy program that it says will ensure more effective procurement of generation capacity to reliably operate the grid at all times of the year.

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Sunrun, a residential solar, battery storage and energy service business with headquarters in California, has agreed to acquire Utah-based Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar firm, in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.2 billion.

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California, the country's leading state for clean-energy employment, saw the largest increase in the number of clean-energy workers returning to the job, according to a July 8 analysis of unemployment data. The analysis, by BW Research, Environmental Entrepreneurs, E4TheFuture and the Americ…

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali on June 29 ordered Pacific Gas & Electric, the tort claimants committee and the wildfire victims' trustee to respond to a request by Theresa Ann McDonald, a Camp Fire victim who voted to reject PG&E's proposed settlement and reorganization plan.

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Utilities including those in California are reacting to a newfound national focus on racial justice by making public statements in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement, but are also following up with actions to support racial equity.

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The cost of new technologies capable of improving energy efficiency, generating and storing energy, and decarbonizing end-use appliances is declining and their availability is growing, but the ability of disadvantaged communities to participate in the advances is far from equitable, a new re…

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Less than one week after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali confirmed Pacific Gas & Electric's plan of reorganization, two wildfire victims say they are "dismayed by the treatment" they have experienced as they start through the fire victim compensation process.

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The clean-energy sector, a short time ago one of the nation's leaders for new jobs, has been hard hit in California by a wave of job losses that could set the industry back years, according to a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali intends to confirm Pacific Gas & Electric's plan of reorganization, which would guide the utility out of bankruptcy for the second time in less than 18 years.

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A Superior Court judge fined Pacific Gas & Electric nearly $3.5 million for causing the Camp Fire in November 2018 that killed 84 people and destroyed the town of Paradise, in highly emotional hearings that included agonizing testimony from relatives of the deceased.

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The United States can reach 90-percent carbon-free electricity by 2035 using existing technology and without increasing customer bills, according to a new report from the University of California, Berkeley, and the energy nonprofit GridLab—but it won't be easy.

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With the completion of a collaborative study on how to install electric-vehicle charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty trucks along roughly 1,300 miles of Interstate 5 from the Mexican to the Canadian border, a coalition from three West Coast states now has a road map outlining a…