Energy Loop Blog

Building California’s clean energy economy and clean-tech workforce

The City of Oakland’s reputation as a progressive city working toward a clean energy future would have been seriously compromised if plans to build a coal export facility on the old Oakland Army Base had gone forward (see: Coal Exports from Oakland's Ports, Bad Business).

Have you ever considered what impacts your electronics have on the environment after they stop working or become obsolete? Not many people do, but in short, it’s quite large.  In 2010 alone, Americans generated about 384 million units of e-waste such as computers, televisions and cellphones, but only 19% of that was recycled.

The City of Oakland should not accept a coal shipping terminal

The controversy continues over efforts to either facilitate coal exports through San Francisco Bay or block them entirely.

Ben Hoen of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Speaks at Seminar

San Diego real estate agents learned tips for selling homes with solar energy systems during a seminar held at CSE on Monday, June 13.

The world’s largest solar-powered computer, a solar plant that runs at night, the world’s tallest solar water system and a tuk tuk that runs on sunlight

With solar energy use increasing worldwide and the U.S. reaching 1 million solar systems nationwide this month, it’s hard to to keep up on the latest industry news and innovations. That’s why we are turning on the Solar Tech Spotlight to share with you the newest and most exciting developments.

Happy National Bike to Work Day! Many CSE team members along with thousands of San Diegans throughout the county woke up early this morning to ride their bicycles rather than driving to work.

Adding Energy Storage to Solar Creates Major Economic Benefits for Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing in California

Seth Mullendore is a program manager at Clean Energy Group

The combination of solar PV and battery storage technologies is already reducing operating costs for businesses across California, but can solar+storage reduce electric bills for affordable housing as well?

Rebates and lower utility bills attract a wide range of pool owners

Warm spring days mean the return of swim season in San Diego as people flock to pools at apartment buildings, homeowner associations, schools, swim clubs, hotels and elsewhere.

Today’s 120th Boston Marathon is the culmination of months, and in some cases, years of dedication to training and a commitment by thousands of athletes to complete what is arguably the ultimate goal in the running world.

Creating opportunities for solar’s growth in your town

The popularity of residential solar power systems continues with steady growth nationwide as people looking to take control of their electricity costs turn to renewable energy. However, for local municipalities, the sheer volume of installations can pose problems at building department permitting offices.