June 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
California is setting records for the amount of solar energy it can’t use, but this cushion might be a good thing: it means the state won’t need to depend as heavily on fossil fuels as a stopgap.
April 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Developers have withdrawn an application to build the world's largest concentrating solar-thermal power facility.
March 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
The report heralds increased shuttering of coal-burning powered plants due to cheaper alternatives. Almost three-quarters of coal-burning power plants today are more costly to operate than renewable facilities. In six years, it jumps to 86 percent.
February 22, 2019, 8am PST
President Trump still touts coal and its return, but what’s happening in the real world suggests coal is on its way out for good.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
January 8, 2019, 6am PST
If coal use phases out in Texas, renewable energy could very likely pick up the slack.
November 12, 2018, 1pm PST
A housing development near Tampa will have high-tech smart homes with grid-optimized solar power.
August 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
A proposal by the nation's largest utility could be a model to deal with the most formidable problem presented by intermittent renewable electricity sources.
June 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Georgia politics haven't usually been friendly to renewable energy. But some unlikely alliances, and a healthy dose of economics, can go a long way.
June 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
But it's still not enough to produce a net reduction in emissions from energy production.
May 21, 2018, 7am PDT
San Francisco Chronicle energy reporter David R. Baker sheds some light on the nation's first state building code requiring that solar panels be included in new home construction, adopted by the California Energy Commission on May 9.
May 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
On the U.S.-Mexico border just west of the Gulf of Mexico, Brownsville looks to take advantage of its sunny territory.
May 6, 2018, 11am PDT
The California Energy Commission will decide on new energy standards for residential construction this week.
The Orange County Register
March 27, 2018, 11am PDT
The Ohio city recently announced a plan to build the nation's largest municipally owned onsite solar array. The plan builds on a decade of increasingly ambitious climate action.
January 18, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city of 50,000 is forecasted.
January 5, 2018, 6am PST
But only if you drive a Tesla. Unlike a traditional "fill-up," charging an EV takes time—30 minutes for Tesla Superchargers—so Tesla provides an exclusive lounge for its customers at a new 40-Supercharger "rest stop" on I-5 in California.
January 1, 2018, 11am PST
The state's SOMAH program, now finalized, provides rebates to multifamily affordable housing developments that use solar, and lets tenants share in the benefits.
December 4, 2017, 8am PST
Crude oil from Kern County's Belridge field will soon have a much lower life cycle carbon intensity thanks to new solar technology used to extract hard-to-get oil. The renewal of California's carbon cap-and-trade market made it possible.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
September 18, 2017, 5am PDT
With a set of 2020 affordability targets met three years early, the DOE can turn its attention to reliability, resilience, and storage.
September 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
Arizona's largest electric utility is proposing a set of next-gen energy conservation tools for its customers, as well as an accompanying educational component.
September 8, 2017, 6am PDT
Columbus has spent the first year since its selection as the $50 million Smart Cities Challenge grant recipient devoted to planning and research. The grant has also proven a very enticing fundraising tool.