California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

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.

California Hit 2020 Emissions Reduction Goal Four Years Early – Here’s How

California Hit 2020 Emissions Reduction Goal Four Years Early – Here’s How

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.

New York Assembly Passes Bill To Establish New Value For Solar Energy

New York Assembly Passes Bill To Establish New Value For Solar Energy

The New York Assembly passed A.10474, a bill intended to help make solar power more accessible by extending net metering and directing the state to create a new Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER).

States Scrutinize Solar Incentives as PV Proliferates

States Scrutinize Solar Incentives as PV Proliferates

Many states are re-examining the scope and methods surrounding their solar incentives programs, says a new analysis prepared for the Consumer Energy Alliance.

Judge Orders Proof of Scott Pruitt’s Climate Claims

Judge Orders Proof of Scott Pruitt’s Climate Claims

A federal judge has ruled that the EPA and its first-in-charge Scott Pruitt must provide the research he cites that contradicts large amounts of science-based research claiming humans are warming the planet at an unprecedented pace through the burning of fossil fuels. According to Scientific … Read more…

Paris Climate Agreement: How to Reach the 1.5Cº Target Without Reliance on Carbon Capture and Storage

Paris Climate Agreement: How to Reach the 1.5Cº Target Without Reliance on Carbon Capture and Storage

  While many individuals and businesses think the only way to reach the 1.5-degree Celsius target set by the Paris Climate Agreement is to rely on methodologies such as bioenergy with carbon capture storage (CCS), the reality is that other social, behavioral and technological changes … Read more…

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