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The UN global climate meeting is around the corner

United Nations by John Samuel

As goes California, so goes the world. With our state poised to overtake Germany as the fourth-largest economy in the world, it’s even more essential for Sacramento policymakers to attend the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt in two weeks. There, they can learn from other pioneers and first-adopters, share California’s progress, … Read more

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Why The Climate Center supports Prop 30

Prop 30 on the November 8 ballot is the only statewide climate measure on the ballot, and it’s a good one. We urge a “yes” vote. The Climate Center supports Prop 30 because it is a genuine climate initiative that benefits all Californians and will help the state accelerate progress toward a climate-safe future. We … Read more

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The first major long-duration storage procurement has arrived

by Julian Spector, Greentech Media Highlights Eight of California’s community choice agencies have published a request for offers seeking 500 megawatts of long-duration storage capacity, helping the state meet its need for 1 gigawatt of long-duration storage by 2026 Long-duration storage allows resources like wind and solar to provide power for longer periods of time There … Read more

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Rocky Mountain Institute study shows renewables are kicking natural gas to the curb

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica Highlights New research from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) shows that renewable energy is leading natural gas as the preferred choice of new electricity generation  The study looks at energy projects from two of America’s largest electricity markets — ERCOT and PJM RMI argues that there should be a shift … Read more

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U.S. clean power giants to join forces to build lobbying muscle

by Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg Highlights A new lobbying organization named the American Clean Power Association has formed in order to advocate for more renewable policies The country’s top wind power trade group is teaming up with some big-name energy groups such as NextEra Energy, Avangrid, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy to form this association The renewables … Read more

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California Community Choice agencies eye long duration batteries for energy storage

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by Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive Highlights A group of 11 small scale, local agencies called Community Choice Agencies (CCAs) have issued a request for information regarding long-duration battery storage that can hold power for at least 8 hours The storage can be used to take in excess solar power from the day and shift its … Read more

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How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

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by David Roberts, Vox Highlights A new initiative, Rewiring America founded by Saul Griffith, asserts that rapid decarbonization through electrification would create 15 million to 20 million jobs in the next decade and that it’s possible to eliminate 70 percent to 80 percent of US carbon emissions by 2035 through rapid deployment of existing electrification … Read more