The grid we need to build

The grid we need to build

By Don Furman, Fix the Grid Today, California policy-makers are learning about a key tool the state will need to reach its climate and clean energy goals: a modern electricity grid. Transforming the way our state accesses its energy, integrating a diverse range of...
Aggressive clean energy leadership

Aggressive clean energy leadership

“California took a major step in ditching fossil fuels after the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that aims for 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The legislation, Senate Bill 100, was approved with a 25-13 vote,” EcoWatch reports. “Today, we...
A record set, but much work ahead

A record set, but much work ahead

“The fact that the grid can handle 67 percent renewable power from multiple sources — it’s a great moment, and it shows the potential we have,” said Center for Sustainable Energy Director Sachu Constantine in a San Francisco Chronicle article on California...
Yale releases study on western grid integration

Yale releases study on western grid integration

A new study from Yale University Law School’s Environmental Protection Clinic assures that wider electricity grid integration in the west faces no new threat from the federal government. “We’re hoping this report can help reassure California legislators that, in...
Using vs. wasting surplus renewables

Using vs. wasting surplus renewables

“The California Independent System Operator’s 2016 fourth quarter report on operations of the Energy Imbalance Market finds that the integrated market helped put more than 23,000 MWh of surplus renewable energy to use to displace fossil fuels — and over 10,000...
Clean power for all

Clean power for all

“I found it thrilling to see Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduce legislation that would require 100 percent of California’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2045. This goal would change the game for Californians. And it’s entirely feasible,...