As Solar + Storage Ready Becomes A Title 24 Mandate, Smart Technology Helps Flatten The Complexity Curve

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 20:05:40 +0000

If you’re a builder or electrician living in California, you’re probably already thinking about how to meet the State’s latest leap toward net zero: mandated solar and storage in every new house. As part of the 2022 Energy Code, California has enacted a solar + storage ready mandate. Why? The answer is multi-faceted. The State […]

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Is Delivering 100% Renewable Energy on an Hourly Basis at Cost-Competitive Rates Achievable?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 21:13:21 +0000

Cynics might argue that it’s impossible to operate the power grid economically with 100% renewable energy on an hourly basis, but a model developed by Peninsula Clean Energy, a community choice aggregation agency that serves San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos, California, suggests it’s possible. To prove it, Peninsula Clean Energy intends […]

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Is Delivering 100% Renewable Energy on an Hourly Basis at Cost-Competitive Rates Achievable?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 21:13:21 +0000

Cynics might argue that it’s impossible to operate the power grid economically with 100% renewable energy on an hourly basis, but a model developed by Peninsula Clean Energy, a community choice aggregation agency that serves San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos, California, suggests it’s possible. To prove it, Peninsula Clean Energy intends […]

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How The Salton Sea Could Solve Battery Mineral Supply Issues

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 18:45:27 +0000

In late summer, it’s not uncommon for a big storm to send a gush of water down an arroyo, a dry streambed that gets cut by monsoon storms in the Southwest. To the farmers who lived in the Imperial Valley of California in 1905, the weird early summer water that came pouring down some of […]

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What’s A Virtual Power Plant?

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:00:27 +0000

Sonnen virtual power plantVirtual power plants may be our most important and most overlooked domestic energy resource. Last summer, California’s record-breaking, grid-straining heat wave forced the state government to send text messages asking residents for emergency, voluntary energy conservation. And it worked. Energy demand dropped; blackouts were avoided. California’s successful response illustrates how devices in our homes and […]

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NRC Rejects New Review of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Operating Extension

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 03:18:51 +0000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has denied a request from California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to renew a review of an operating license application for the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. The move at least temporarily puts on hold plans to extend the operation of two reactors at Diablo Canyon, the last operating […]

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California ZEV Sales Near 19% of All New Car Sales in 2022

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 18:11:44 +0000

California announced the latest data showing the state’s accelerating transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and ZEV market dominance — 18.8% of all new cars sold last year in California were ZEVs and 40% of ZEVs sold in the U.S. are sold in California. “California continues to lead the zero-emission vehicle revolution with groundbreaking policies and […]

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NRC Rejects Request to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 03:18:51 +0000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected a request from California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to extend the operating life of two reactors at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, the last operating nuclear power facility in the state. PG&E in October 2022 had asked the NRC to resume consideration of an application—first […]

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NRC Rejects Request to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 03:18:51 +0000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rejected a request from California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to extend the operating life of two reactors at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, the last operating nuclear power facility in the state. PG&E in October 2022 had asked the NRC to resume consideration of an application—first […]

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The Megaproject Paradox: Why Rail Projects Struggle To Deliver On Time & Budget

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 22:30:18 +0000

DALL·E generated image of futuristic high speed rail in china 3d renderRail requires a lot more tunnels, and as the data shows, any time you are digging tunnels, fat-tailed risks abound and projects operate more slowly.

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