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California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California shows it isn’t messing around when it comes to climate action, even in the face of federal rollbacks.

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How California passed the most ambitious climate change rules

How California passed the most ambitious climate change rules

The state’s new climate goals are far more ambitious than those of the US overall, and they’re in line with ambitions in Europe.

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The duck is safely afloat in California

The duck is safely afloat in California

“The duck has landed.” But what Californians call a technical limit is, in reality, a political one, as a comparison with Germany reveals.

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Beaten by solar on price: Why natural gas is next fossil fuel to go

Beaten by solar on price: Why natural gas is next fossil fuel to go

Solar PV contracts are now cheaper than natural gas plants in the US, where even some utilities see a future where there will be no more gas turbines.

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Macquarie invests $200m in major US battery storage rollout

Macquarie invests $200m in major US battery storage rollout

Macquarie Capital makes major investment in battery storage, signing up for what is believed to be world’s largest dedicated battery storage finance vehicle.

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California’s duck curve has arrived earlier than expected

California’s duck curve has arrived earlier than expected

California grid operator under-estimated speed of solar uptake by at least 4 years – and the belly of the duck is getting fatter much sooner than expected.

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California’s last nuclear plant to be closed, to be replaced by renewables

California’s last nuclear plant to be closed, to be replaced by renewables

PG&E to close last nuclear power station and elects to lift renewable energy target to 55% by 2031 and boost energy efficiency.

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San Francisco to require rooftop solar on all new buildings

San Francisco to require rooftop solar on all new buildings

San Francisco on Tuesday became California’s first major city to mandate solar installations on new buildings.

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‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

Report suggests California regulators and the gas company are purposely scaring the community and legislature into putting the leaking storage facility back online.

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California regulator gives Ivanpah solar towers more time to reach targets

California regulator gives Ivanpah solar towers more time to reach targets

Despite some alarmist headlines from solar-hater, the decision by California’s energy regulator to give the Ivanpah solar tower facility more time to reach targets makes sense. They are 97% there already.

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California says Australia has nothing to fear from more renewables

California says Australia has nothing to fear from more renewables

California energy commissioner says world is seeing beginning of the end of fossil fuels, and high renewables will not crash the economy, and they won’t cause blackouts.