Contributor: Sumeeta Ghai
Originally published in the San Diego Business Journal, Feb. 1, 2016.
California regulators’ proposed net metering decision is not about protecting the status quo – it’s a plan to transition to innovative payment mechanisms. The question is whether this transition will be smooth or rocky.
The current proposal to allow coal exports to China and other parts of Asia through Oakland port facilities represents fundamentally poor policy masquerading as an economic strategy for job creation. In fact, it is a step profoundly in the wrong direction for California and the nation in terms of sustainable economic and environmental initiatives.
“Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale,” a headline in the Los Angeles Times warned on March 22, 2015, and went on to cast a long shadow over third-party owned (TPO) residential photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems.
Sacramento River Cats fans will welcome a new addition to the Raley Field stadium when they show up for opening day in spring 2016: 472 solar photovoltaic modules producing an anticipated 247,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity each year. That’s equivalent to the annual power consumption of 23 American homes.
There’s no big surprise in Massachusetts earning the top spot for a fifth consecutive year in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard issued by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
California is rethinking how we incentivize consumers to manage their energy use.
CSE commends the City of San Diego’s staff and elected officials for their efforts to make the region cleaner, greener and more efficient.
As California’s 2015 legislative session came to a close earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed several bills to continue aggressive actions to significantly reduce the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Importantly, this list included Assembly Bill 693 (Eggman), which created the Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program.
In the final days of the 2015 California legislative session, Senate Bill (SB) 350, the Golden State Standards Bill, which primarily sets a 50% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for the state’s electric utilities, became the center of great debate.