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Tesla Surges Ahead on Energy Storage

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

It’s been an exciting week for clean energy in California, with strong action by the governor on carbon pollution and a bold announcement expected on energy storage that will accelerate our clean energy transition. Read more >

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California Governor Signals New Commitment to Renewable Energy: 50% Renewables by 2030

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

Yesterday Jerry Brown accepted the job of governor of California for a fourth term and made some exciting remarks about the state’s clean energy future. Read more >

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Renewable Energy Opponents at it Again in Kansas, but Wind (and Solar!) Power Forge Ahead

, , asst director of research & analysis, Clean Energy

ALEC and their fossil fuel-funded cohorts are taking yet another crack at undermining renewable energy policy in Kansas. Fortunately, their ill-conceived antics are not distracting wind and solar development from moving full steam ahead. Read more >

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How Should California Design its Renewable Energy Future?

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

California’s landmark renewable energy policy, the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), establishes a clear blueprint for clean energy investment in the short-run: by 2020, all utilities are required to source 33 percent of their retail electricity sales from renewables. The big question now is what happens after that? What role should renewables play in California’s long-term goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050? Read more >

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Electricity Rate Hikes in California? Not the Jolt Clean Energy Opponents Claim.

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

A coalition of industry trade groups that have long opposed California’s clean energy policies funded a report about a month ago that blamed California’s rising electricity rates on — you guessed it — California’s clean energy policies. Since the California Energy Commission just updated its electricity and natural gas demand forecast, which contains revised estimates for rate increases that are 15-20 percent lower than original predictions (see slide 3 of Tuesday’s presentation), I thought it was time for a blog on the subject of renewables and rates. Read more >

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