Energy Loop Blog

Natural gas savings a key piece of the low-carbon future

The greening of California’s electric grid gets a lot of attention – we’re committed to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, with some state legislators pushing to increase that commitment to 100 percent by 2045. This bold leadership on reducing fossil fuel use and climate action planning from the world’s sixth largest economy is encouraging.

California to connect clean technologies and communities in high need

On August 24, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) approved the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program’s final guidelines.

Lobby4Good workshop provides pieces of the puzzle for creating change

What do you care about? Maybe it’s social justice issues, the environment, homelessness or any of the other myriad worthy causes out there. Although we all are concerned about such issues, talk about them, post about them – how do we really make a difference? How do we create systemic change?

How we got here and what you need to know to join the conversation about where we go next

Two years ago, San Diego took the national spotlight for its commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035. The city is now poised to make decisions that chart the path towards this bold goal.

Takes into account new rules for net energy metering and time-of-use rate changes

Thinking about adding a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to your home? It can be a great investment — for your pocketbook and the planet. But before installing your panels, it’s important to understand some recent changes in utility billing.

Strategic alliances help achieve our mission and grow the clean energy marketplace

Accomplishing our mission — accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energyis something we take seriously at CSE. But we know we cannot fulfill the task alone. That is why partnerships are so important to what we do and how we affect the future.

Steps to help fleet managers fully realize cost and operational benefits

When public fleets turn to electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce emissions and curb costs, they face new challenges to monitoring vehicle use that require special attention.

Customers and the grid can benefit from distributed energy storage systems

In 2010, California became the first state to mandate energy storage procurement with targets for each major investor-owned utility with the objective of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, cutting peak electric demand, deferring or substituting for investments in generation or grid assets and improving overall grid reliability.

States tackle grid integration of widespread solar and wind generation

The impressive nationwide growth in the adoption of renewable distributed energy resources (DERs) provides technical challenges for utilities long accustomed to pushing power out from remote locations toward load centers in urban areas. When adoption was low, grid operators could largely ignore the existence of distributed renewables.

Initiatives represent a step in a positive direction for the rail sector

Two notable transportation electrification (TE) initiatives in California should be on people’s radar. First, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is beginning to implement policies that increase its use of renewable energy.

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