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Top 10 ways wind energy is a reliable and affordable Clean Power Plan solution

By Tom Vinson, Into the Wind (AWEA Blog) | Link to article Real-world data and recent studies show low-cost wind energy allows states and electric generators to affordably and reliably cut the most carbon. (Link to article)  

By 2020, Toyota plans to sell 30,000 fuel-cell cars a year, reach 94 mpg with Prius

Yesterday, Benjamin Hulac, E&E reporter, posted this news regarding the Toyota environmental objectives released yesterday in Japan. Here is a brief excerpt: Toyota released a new corporate blueprint of environmental objectives yesterday in Japan, establishing lofty objectives to streamline production of its vehicles and at its plants and taper down its energy use by 2050. […]

Brown signs renewable energy bill

By David Siders, Sacramento Bee | Link to article One month after the oil industry and moderate Democrats in the Assembly dealt Gov. Jerry Brown a rare defeat on major climate legislation, the governor on Wednesday signed into law a less sweeping greenhouse gas reduction measure. Though the bill remains significant – requiring California to […]

U.S. and China aim to hit climate goals sooner than expected in some cities

By Christi Parsons and Chris Megerian, LA Times | Link to article U.S. and Chinese officials plan to unveil new, more ambitious carbon-emission rules for several Chinese cities and provinces, embracing a faster timeline than the sweeping targets President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinpeng set last year for reducing greenhouse gases over the next […]

Drought is killing California’s hydroelectric power. Can solar make up the difference?

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune | Link to article Snowmelt entering Big Creek’s hydroelectric powerhouses has slowed to a trickle. Reservoirs sit at their lowest levels ever. The 102-year-old central-California complex owned and operated by Southern California Edison lost 80 percent of its hydroelectric power this year, a direct result of a persistent […]

Renewable energy bill far from perfect, experts say

By Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun | Link to article “Sometimes the legislative process takes a while to catch up to new information and new developments,” said V. John White, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, a trade group. “The governor has not done a really good job of articulating […]

Four Powerhouse Bills to Help California get to 50 Percent Renewable Energy

By Lauren Navarro of Environmental Defense Fund | Link to article California is deep into the dog days of summer, and pressure is mounting on the state’s electric grid to keep up with demand. Luckily, California’s legislature is working to bring more clean energy resources to the grid, diversifying how we power our homes and […]

Alexander Sherriffs and William B. Marcus: Clean-energy economy for the Valley

By Alexander Sherriffs and William B. Marcus – Opinion Columns & Blogs | Link to article The San Joaquin Valley is a remarkable place. It has played a vital role in the development of the economy and the character of the state. The Midway-Sunset and Kern Oil Fields produced over 5 billion barrels of oil […]

California is ahead of the game as Obama releases Clean Power Plan

By Tony Barboza of LA Times | Link to article President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants over the next 15 years will force states to address climate change by pushing them to act more like California. The Clean Power Plan announced Monday poses significant challenges for states that rely on coal-fired […]