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August 24, 2015
Electric power outages have not become more common since 2000, but when U.S. customers are without electricity they must wait a lot longer for the lights to come back on, according to a new study.
July 2, 2015
The world’s energy systems are undergoing a renewable revolution thanks to technological advances despite a lack of commitment from the United States and some other countries, according to Dan Arvizu, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
July 2, 2015
Two major forces are reshaping the outlook for clean energy technologies: the U.S. military’s commitment to slashing its consumption of fossil fuels, and escalating supplies of inexpensive natural gas in North America.
July 2, 2015
“Cheaper and better always wins.” At the first debate ever presented by the Silicon Valley Energy Summit, that was the winning argument made by Mark Platshon, half of the team contending that the internal combustion engine has no future in California. Platshon is a senior advisor to BMW’s i-...
February 23, 2015
On February 9, State Senators Kevin deLeon and Mark Leno introduced SB 350: Golden State Standards 50-50-50. Their proposal mirrors the climate goals Gov. Jerry Brown announced last month: to use energy in buildings 50 percent more efficiently, to get 50 percent of California’s electricity from...