California

Offshore wind could power 25 million California homes by 2045

As part of the state’s transition to a carbon-free electricity grid, the California Energy Commission (CEC) wants to install 25,000MW…

Integrated power grid would be economic boon for western US – study

Establishing a regional transmission organisation (RTO) for western states in the US would create as many as 657,000 jobs and…

US West Coast wind could take flight – with the right federal and state support

California’s solar energy and the Pacific Northwest’s hydropower supplies have cut West Coast power sector emissions, but land use constraints…

Weekly data: Why drought in California will keep dirty power plants online for longer

California is in its third year of drought, with January, February and March 2022 all recording the least rain and…

How governments are shielding consumers from surging energy prices

Energy prices were surging even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further roiled global energy markets. With consumers feeling the sting…

Opinion: States are advancing Biden’s stalled Build Back Better climate agenda

It is worth remembering, with the $1.75trn bill that would fund much of Joe Biden’s domestic policy agenda held up…

Opinion: California finally gets serious about offshore wind

California has so often been a clean energy pioneer, it is unusual to watch the state play catch-up, but on…

Opinion: California’s climate-driven threats need cross-cutting clean energy solutions

Much of California is as dry as a sponge left out in the sun. Earlier in June 2021, temperatures peaked…

Why microgrids will make the energy transition cheaper

Isolated from the rest of northern California by the “Redwood Curtain,” a fog-shrouded, forested string of coastal mountains, Humboldt County…

Weekly data: A devastating 2021 wildfire season would hamper Californian solar power

The start of June brings summer in the Northern Hemisphere: a time of sunny days, beachside holidays and – if…