As California readies for rapid electric vehicle growth, the state’s energy system will require upgrades, but the costs are likely to be low compared to the benefits, according to a new report from Next 10. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank takes a close look at how the state’s grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) found that greenhouse gas pollution in California in 2016 fell below the emissions target set for 2020, meaning the state has met its goal four years early. Under a bill passed in 2006, the state needed to lower emissions to the 1990 level of 431 million metric tons by 2020.
Audi Field, the new home for the D.C. United soccer team, is slated to have solar panels installed this fall. Solar energy company New Columbia Solar says that the panels they plan to put on the canopy will provide roughly one million kilowatt hours of solar power annually, enough to offset nearly one third of the stadium’s projected electricity usage.