Archives for September 2015

U.S. and China aim to hit climate goals sooner than expected in some cities

By Christi Parsons and Chris Megerian, LA Times | Link to article U.S. and Chinese officials plan to unveil new, more ambitious carbon-emission rules for several Chinese cities and provinces, embracing a faster timeline than the sweeping targets President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinpeng set last year for reducing greenhouse gases over the next […]

Drought is killing California’s hydroelectric power. Can solar make up the difference?

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune | Link to article Snowmelt entering Big Creek’s hydroelectric powerhouses has slowed to a trickle. Reservoirs sit at their lowest levels ever. The 102-year-old central-California complex owned and operated by Southern California Edison lost 80 percent of its hydroelectric power this year, a direct result of a persistent […]

Renewable energy bill far from perfect, experts say

By Sammy Roth, The Desert Sun | Link to article “Sometimes the legislative process takes a while to catch up to new information and new developments,” said V. John White, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, a trade group. “The governor has not done a really good job of articulating […]