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Meanwhile, California slashes emissions to below 1990 levels

Meanwhile, California slashes emissions to below 1990 levels

California’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to 1990 levels, well ahead of the state’s 2020 target date.

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California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California Energy Commission has, as predicted, mandated rooftop solar PV installations on all new residential buildings from 2020.

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California set to mandate rooftop solar on all new homes

California set to mandate rooftop solar on all new homes

California Energy Commission looking likely to approve move to rooftop solar compulsory on all new homes, condos, and apartments from 2020.

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California hits new big solar peak - 50% of total demand

California hits new big solar peak – 50% of total demand

California notches new solar records for peak production and supply, boosted by a couple of mild and sunny early Spring days.

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Ramping and duck curves

Ramping and duck curves

Grid reliability and flexibility in the NEM would be much of an issue for the next few years except for the fact that the coal generation fleet is getting very old.

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Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy debate in Australia seems overly focused on supply side of the market – it should look more closely at demand.

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‘Buy clean’ wants to change the way we build stuff

‘Buy clean’ wants to change the way we build stuff

Once again, California is leading the way, this time on state contracts for infrastructure, where suppliers work to keep their carbon pollution low.

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California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives

California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives

California regulator rejects proposal to refurbish a gas peaking plant, paving the way for a solar plus storage solution instead.

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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

The US EV and battery maker has teamed up with Deepwater Wind to create the largest offshore wind farm with large-scale storage.

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Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii and California take major steps towards 100% renewable energy, showing it can be done on both big island grids, and in a major economy. In Hawaii, the local utility is so keen it says it can reach the target 5 years earlier than the mandate.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.