Archives for January 2015

Gov. Brown proposes 50% renewables goal in inaugural speech

Debra Kahn | E&E Publishing | Link to article Gov. Jerry Brown (D) received plenty of early support for his proposal, in his Jan. 5 inaugural speech, to get half of California’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. A lawyer who represents renewable energy developers said the media coverage of Brown’s goal has sparked interest […]

Gov. Brown’s renewable energy plan could boost solar, wind industries

LA Times | By Julie Cart | Link to article Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal this week to significantly boost the amount of energy California derives from renewable sources could reinvigorate the state’s utility-scale solar and wind industries, as well as launch another land rush in the Mojave Desert. In his inaugural address, Brown didn’t say […]

Governor Brown Sworn In, Delivers Inaugural Address

Portland, Ore. — In response to today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) “Environmental Redispatch and No Negative Pricing policy,” Rachel Shimshak, executive director of non-profit advocacy group Renewable Northwest Project, issued the following statement: We are pleased that the Commission has ruled on this issue and has determined that BPA’s “Environmental Redispatch and No Negative Pricing Policy” is discriminatory. With these questions answered, Renewable Northwest Project is eager to continue working with BPA and regional partners toward solutions to over-generation that are economical, equitable and good for the environment.

Gov. Brown proposes 50% renewables goal in inaugural speech

Debra Kahn | E&E Publishing | Link to article California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) today proposed requiring that his state’s energy mix include at least 50 percent renewables by 2030, among a host of environmental initiatives he floated in his inaugural address to state lawmakers. As Brown was sworn in for a historic fourth term, […]

Gov. Brown revives Manuel Pérez’s renewable energy plan

Tatiana Sanchez, The Desert Sun | Link to article A locally authored plan to dramatically increase the state’s renewable energy goals is regaining momentum, as part of a series of ambitious goals California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to achieve in the next 15 years. Brown, who delivered his inaugural address on Monday, called on California […]