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California’s bankrupt PG&E utility could be broken up, sold to community aggregators

The escalating war over the potential break-up of PG&E has rallied California’s 19 Community Choice Aggregators, which are seeking to assume a greater role as owners and/or managers of solar and other other renewable energy resources in the state. The state umbrella organization for the CCAs, the California Community Choice Association, has just launched the “Bright […]

April 4th

Want better EV infrastructure in your city? Here are 23 things you can do…

Below is one portion of our free report Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities. This report was produced by a working group of EV charging and electric vehicle leaders led by CleanTechnica and GreenWay. This portion of the report is simply a rundown of potential EV subsidies and incentives cities can use to stimulate and support electric vehicle […]

March 18th

Australia is adding a solar mega-installation EVERY MONTH

Australia is adding one mega-solar project equivalent per month, with the current installed base of 10 gigawatts projected to double by the end of next year. The latest mega-solar project is the 333 megawatt Darlington Point Solar Farm headed for Griffith, New South Wales, according to Array Technologies, which is providing the single-axis trackers for […]

March 11th

Investment in DOE’s energy efficiency & renewable energy office reaps billions. Trump wants to kill it.

Donald Trump, putative president of the United States of America, wants to take a sledgehammer to funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. According to Bloomberg, the administration’s proposed budget will slash funding for that office by 70% from $2.3 billion to just $700 million. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica The proposed […]

March 11th

Utilities shouldn’t build ONE MORE natural gas power plant. (The economic argument)

In a report entitled Reverse Power Flow released last year, ILSR warned that the widespread availability of affordable energy storage would have major implications for the electricity market, upending traditional planning. In particular, it suggested that new investments in fossil fuel power plants were likely a bad bet for electricity customers. By John Farrell Institute for […]

March 4th