Archives for January 2019

California’s energy grid is in crisis. Can the state keep the lights on?

By Julie Cart CALMATTERS | Sacramento Bee Link to article Gretchen Bakke thinks a lot about power — the kind that sizzles through a complex grid of electrical stations, poles, lines and transformers, keeping the lights on for tens of millions of Californians who mostly take it for granted. They shouldn’t, says Bakke, who grew […]

Fires choke utility and U.S. asks: Who pays for warming?

By Benjamin Storrow | E&E News reporter Link to article “We’re seeing states all over the country act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plan for a low-carbon future. But what I don’t think people realize is how fast we need to adapt to climate change and its effects,” said V. John White, executive director […]

California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

By Sammy Roth | Los Angeles Times Link to article It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states. At least nine governors taking their oaths of office this month, from Nevada to Michigan […]

It was a bad year for carbon emissions, even in California

By Nathanael Johnson | gist Link to article Carbon emissions are rising in the the United States, and it looks like the golden green state of California is part of the problem. Despite putting up acres of solar panels, California’s electric system produced more greenhouse gases in 2018 than in the previous year. Link to […]