Posts Tagged ‘California’:

2022-03-15 Calif Solar Is A Battery Market

California’s Solar market is a battery market. Interesting article. It says that battery storage is to be used as long term storage. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2022/03/14/californias-solar-market-is-now-a-battery-market/

2022-03-12 EPA Reinstates Calif. Stricter Auto Pollution Stds.

Thank God. Damn Trump administration meddling in states’ rights. Quote: << … during the Trump administration when the EPA kind of lost its mind and said that California could not require higher fuel economy standards than the nation as a whole. That was a reversal of policy that had existed for decades as an add-on

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2022-03-05 California Solar Rights Act Protects Homeowners Also SASH

Laws prohibiting HOAs, etc. from restricting homeowners from installing solar equipment. Also other rights such as penalties for HOAs. https://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/1253/california-solar-rights-act Also see California Single-family Affordable Solar Housing – SASH Program https://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/3673/california-solar-initiative-single-family-affordable-solar-housing-sash-program

2022-02-25 Drought: Calif Farmers Get No Water

The megadrought in California’s Central Valley has left no water to be allocated. https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/02/25/drought-climate-whiplash-leave-farmers-without-water-in-californias-central-valley/

2022-02-19 Calif Utilities Must Procure 40+GW Clean Energy By 2032

California lowers electric sector GHG target, directs procurement of more than 40 GW of clean energy resources The chart with the yearly figures shows 40.55 GW total must be procured by 2032. The utilities must procure 25GW clean energy generation and 15GW storage, while meeting strict reliability standards. Some of this will be pumped hydro.

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2022-01-29 Court Upholds Calif Net Neutrality Law

Court upholds California Net Neutrality Law. This is a blow to the telecom providers, that wanted to throttle the speeds of users to make more money. https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-california-telecommunications-jerry-brown-2db073ce6d11c7274fd9c6291d3c411b

2021-12-26 Death Of California Rooftop Solar?

This guy goes over the changes when NEM 3.0 takes effect in 2022. The smaller bill with lower solar power will be at a disadvantage and there will be a disincentive to get rooftop solar. In other words the owner will save minimal or no money over the lifetime of the system. Also the solar

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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/

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