Columnists: Gavin Purchas

Gavin Purchas is the director of California Clean Energy at the Environmental Defense Fund. He came to EDF as the policy director for the Clean Energy team’s Idea Bank. Gavin leads EDF’s Clean Energy work in California and oversees EDF’s various regulatory engagements, partnerships, research and analysis to help make California’s energy sector cleaner, more efficient and modern.

Are Apple and Google Disrupting America’s Century-Old Energy Market?

Apple made news earlier this year when it signed an $848-million “direct access” deal to bypass Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and buy clean energy directly from a third-party solar provider. For Apple, the big win was a contract that locked in affordable energy for the next 25 years. But the deal also set a historical   …Continue Reading