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Frayed Wires: As California enters a brave new energy world, can it keep the lights on?

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:39pm

Gretchen Bakke thinks a lot about power—the kind that sizzles through a complex grid of electrical stations, poles, lines and transformers, keeping the lights on for tens of millions of Californians who mostly take it for granted.

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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:39pm

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

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Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready

Published: 
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:39pm

When Irvine-based City Ventures started sticking solar panels on all of its homes six years ago, the builder emerged as a front-runner in the race toward energy-efficient home building. Soon it will be joined on the track by every developer in California.

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Clean Power is Coming to Santa Monica

Published: 
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:50pm

In October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning that if global carbon emissions are not significantly reduced by 2030, the world will experience more intense climate change and extreme weather. 

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Is California going the way of Germany when it comes to energy?

Published: 
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:07pm

One place possesses the fourth-largest economy in the world. Another is home to the fifth-largest.