The United States is now the only country in the world not committed to the carbon reduction goals announced in Paris at the COP21 climate change summit in 2015. But that doesn’t mean all Americans have abandoned the fight. At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, last week, more than 100 people from the […]
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There’s been more than $3.3 billion in insured losses caused by the wildfires in California so far this year, with the figure expected to rise, the California Department of Insurance has revealed. Those figures relate only to the claims reported so far this year, by 15 insurers that are active in California — so, the […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Following similar moves elsewhere, authorities in the US state of California are now considering banning the sale of new gas- or diesel-powered cars there, going by comments made by the chairman of the California Air Resources Board in an interview with Bloomberg. That interview — with the California Air Resources […]
California Governor Jerry Brown this week signed an agreement with China’s Minister of Science and Technology that will strengthen ties between the two and increase cooperation on the development of green technology.
One kid decided that he would become an activist to save the oceans. He’s enlisted other kids to clean California’s beaches as a way to make a difference.
Originally published on Green Building Elements Spawned by the need to protect a seemingly insignificant patch of gravel, not many folks know that Redding’s iconic Sundial Bridge rose as a result of an eco-challenge surmountable only by architect Santiago Calatrava’s sensitive and innovative expertise. Abandoned since the long-gone days of mining in Redding, California, submerged […]
US EPA Announces $400,000 Settlement With Halliburton Over Violation Of California’s Truck & Bus Regulation
As a result of its violation of California’s Truck and Bus Regulation, Halliburton Energy Services is being required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pay a bit over $400,000 in fines as part of a new settlement. The “fines” are a bit varied in nature and relate to: a $154,400 civil penalty, $180,600 […]
A new law will now provide Massachusetts with the third US energy storage mandate. Look for storage legislation to gain favor in the upcoming years. “Irrespective of the eventual target, Massachusetts could become the first non-West Coast state to set forth a storage goal,” said Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage at GTM Research. “It […]
A new report has been released on how cities and counties in California are fulfilling this state’s AB 2188 requirements to adopt expedited permitting processes for residential solar installations. Specifically, the report shows about 70% of these entities have met minimum provisions. Of note, the AB 2188 Implementation Report assesses adopted ordinances, levels of compliance and new permit […]
If you are in Los Angeles and are up for some vital community activity and fresh ocean breezes, we received a press release of cleantech highlights being presented next week at the Port of Los Angeles. Details that follow include a series of clean air initiatives, including $26 million for electric vehicles: “Mayor Garcetti and Port of […]
As reported by UtilityDIVE, California has approved an update to its distributed resource interconnection rules. The updated rules are expected to provide developers with more certainty about cost of bringing projects online, while spurring utilities to develop standardized cost lists for some upgrades. Under the updated rules, utilities would provide DER developers with a cost […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica.com Habitat for Humanity homes are a remarkable support to families. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), the leading utility with rooftop solar in the nation, deserves more praise for new support for Habitat for Humanity. In a news release, the utility announced its $1 million commitment to the installation of rooftop solar on […]
Regardless of location, California state customers are soon expected to have more net metering equal access for rooftop solar. Assembly bill 2339 has passed the State Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee by a 10-2 vote and now awaits final ratification from the Assembly floor. Essentially, this measure aims to even out the net metering policies […]