Posts Tagged ‘California’:

2021-10-15 Blame For Port Shortage Put On California Laws: Mostly False

This post puts the blame for the bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on laws that California has passed. Quote: << John Smith 2d. This is copy pasta. The NEWS says the California port situation is caused by a driver shortage. Not so fast: It is in part caused by a

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2021-09-24 Cal Makes Zero Emission Autonomous Vehicles Mandatory By 2030

California makes zero emission autonomous vehicles mandatory by 2030. Signed into law today. https://www.engadget.com/california-zero-emissions-autonomous-vehicles-2030-162009922.html

2021-09-01 California Dems To Ban ICEVs in 2030

https://electrek.co/2021/09/01/ca-dems-endorse-plan-to-push-california-gas-car-ban-to-2030/

2021-08-24 California’s Offshore Wind Benefits

This short synopsis of a report says that California offshore wind has a high 50% capacity factor and “could help solve California’s reliability problem”. But is California’s electricity unreliable? I didn’t think so. What’s remarkable is that offshore wind is shown to be blowing steadily 24 hours; I’m sure there are times when the wind

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2021-07-07 Pro-fossil Groups Stall Rooftop Solar

Solar advocacy groups reveal the playbook pro-fossil groups use to stall rooftop solar. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar/solar-advocacy-groups-unveil-playbook-used-by-pro-fossil-fuel-groups-to-stall-rooftop-solar/ Quote: << California’s heated battle The battle for the future of rooftop solar is at particularly high pitch in California where utilities are using the playbook described in this report to push for drastic changes to net metering in California. Earlier

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2021-06-25 California Is Number 1!

California deserves a pat on the back! https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-14/california-defies-doom-with-no-1-u-s-economy Quotes: << California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy The Golden State has no peers when it comes to expanding GDP, raising household income, investing in innovation and a host of other key metrics. By Matthew A. Winkler June 14, 2021, 2:00 AM PDT >> <<

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2021-06-24 California Drought, Especially In The North

After air, water is the most important thing for life. And Some areas in California are running out of water. A good article that explains why it doesn’t affect everywhere. https://calmatters.org/environment/2021/06/california-water-shortage/

2021-05-30 Rooftop Solar+Batteries Make A Clean Grid Vastly More Affordable

This article (or video) has some good graphs for future distributed PV plus batteries.https://www.volts.wtf/p/rooftop-solar-and-home-batteries A map of generation sources in the US. https://mobile.twitter.com/VibrantCE/status/1338560961280618502/photo/1

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2021-04-27 Put Solar Panels On California’s Canals

This article is about research on putting solar panels over the aqueducts that bring water to So. California. https://www.popsci.com/story/environment/solar-panels-cover-water-canals/ Good idea. There is one issue: getting the power from the solar panels to where it can be used. If there are transmission lines next to the canal then that would be the place to start.

2021-04-08 California Is The Best – Better Than Texas

From FB comment What part of Texas? It’s huge! The eastern part is like Louisiana: hot and humid. But western Texas is like the plain states and Oklahoma: windy and drier, with weather extremes like tornadoes. And the coast gets hurricanes. Right now Tesla is building the new Gigafactory near Austin and is hiring for

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