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Is California risking another energy crisis with community choice programs?

Californians have more options than ever for buying energy. Rooftop solar and batteries have made it possible for homeowners and Read More →

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California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes

Long a leader and trendsetter in its clean-energy goals, California took a giant step on Wednesday, becoming the first state Read More →

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Expanding Solar Access in California’s San Joaquin Valley

Solar has been booming in some parts of the San Joaquin Valley, including many farmers and schools going solar to lower Read More →

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California Today: Can San Diego Ditch the Power Company

For the last 18 years, California regulators have shaped energy policy largely based on fear. They wanted to avoid repeating Read More →

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California Sets New Rules for Community Choice Aggregators

In California, Community-choice aggregators, or CCAs, are cities or counties that have taken over key aspects of their own electricity Read More →

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50th U.S. city (Truckee) commits to 100% renewable energy

A total of 50 cities and towns across the United States have now committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable Read More →

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Santa Monica Mandates Rooftop Solar On New Buildings

San Francisco recently made headlines for establishing an ordinance requiring solar installations on new buildings, and now, yet another California city has passed similar legislation. The Santa Monica City Council has approved an ordinance mandating rooftop solar systems on all new residential and commercial buildings in the city. Read More →

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San Francisco just became the first big US city to require solar panels on new buildings

San Francisco may be known for its fog, but the city wants to turn the sunny days it does get into power for its buildings. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation that would require new construction that is shorter than 10 floors to install solar panels or solar water heaters on top of both new residential and commercial buildings. Read More →

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Utilities look to reverse net metering decision

San Diego Gas and Electric and two other major California utilities Monday filed applications urging the California Public Utilities Commission to hold a rehearing to vacate or make “modifications” to its decision keeping retail rate net metering in place until 2019. Read More →

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San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Last weekend, representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark accord in Paris to lower planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday, local leaders in San Diego committed to making a city-size dent in the problem. With a unanimous City Council vote, San Diego, the country’s eighth-largest city, became the largest American municipality to transition to using 100 percent renewable energy, including wind and solar power. Read More →

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