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“In the San Francisco Bay area, communities such as West Oakland suffer disproportionately high rates of air pollutants because of our over reliance on fossil fueled electricity generation, causing asthma and lung disease.”

Mark Jacobson, Stanford University, The Mercury News, 4/15/17

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Fix the Grid: Letter to leadership on regionalization

The Fix the Grid Coalition and its undersigned members wrote a letter to leadership to express support for a bill that would allow the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to evolve into a regional grid operator. Read the full letter,...

Labor and solar companies must compromise on clean energy

By Lauren Navarro, Senior Policy Manager at the Environmental Defense Fund, Originally published in The Sacramento Bee When I tell people I work as a clean energy advocate in California, folks assume it must be simple to pass ambitious climate policy here, given all...

Eclipse a chance to appreciate value of greater grid integration

The California Independent System Operator says its ready to handle the August 21 solar eclipse, as it’s already practiced at juggling a fast-growing solar energy load. CAISO’s Eric Schmitt explains that the state may call on the “energy imbalance market” during the...

Energy experts criticize upcoming DOE renewables report

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered his department to produce a study on whether the ongoing shift toward renewable energy is affecting the reliability of the electrical grid. A number of experts, clean-energy advocates, and politicians on both sides of the aisle...

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

"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 passed the most...

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