Archives for October 2020

Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout

By David Roberts | Vox Media Link to article “An engineering problem that, when solved, solves energy.” Geothermal power is the perpetual also-ran of renewable energy, chugging along in the background for decades, never quite breaking out of its little niche, forever causing energy experts to say, “Oh, yeah, geothermal … what’s up with that?” […]

Recurring Problem Forced Diablo Canyon Nuke Unit Offline

By Elizabeth McCarthy| California Current Link to article The untimely Oct. 15 shut down of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s Unit 2 is the second malfunction in a critical component of its electric generator, which was just rebuilt. In July, the same Pacific Gas & Electric unit was forced offline because then, as now, the […]

California needs to accelerate efforts to achieve clean energy goals

By Guest Commentary; Phil Angelides | CalMatters Link to article As our state has suffered through a summer of record-breaking heat waves, blackouts and wildfires, Gov. Gavin Newsom has rightly pegged what’s principally behind these challenges: “If you are in denial about climate change,” he said recently, “come to California.” In the wake of wildfires […]