News

  • August 14, 2012  |  
  • Policy
  • Shocking news: Oil industry touts study backing continued oil dependence
  • Capitol Weekly, Dan Adler
  • Recently, an oil industry trade group released a study that ran cherry-picked data through an untested economic model to calculate the costs of California’s clean energy standards. Not surprisingly, it concluded that continued dependence on oil is far better than transitioning to a clean, efficient economy. Contrary to the numerous ... more ›
  • August 2, 2012  |  
  • Finance
  • DOE funds 19 next-gen battery projects with $43M
  • GigaOm, Katie Fehrenbacher
  • The U.S. government continues to give small grants to early stage next-generation battery technology in an effort to boost innovation in the U.S., and provide energy storage for electric cars and the power grid. The Department of Energy’s program that gives grants to early-stage energy projects — ... more ›
  • August 1, 2012  |  
  • Policy
  • The Green Future Arrives In California As Utilities Hit 20% Renewable Energy Target
  • Forbes, Todd Woody
  • While national renewable energy policies – or the lack there of – remain mired in Congressional election-year politics, the great green future has already arrived in California. On Tuesday, state regulators announced that California’s three big investor-owned utilities – Pacific Gas & Electric, San DiegoGas & Electric and Southern California ... more ›
  • August 1, 2012  |  
  • Policy
  • A Glimpse of the Alternative Fuel Future
  • New York Times, Matthew Wald
  • While a variety of new fuel technologies are advancing, policy makers can be assured that the internal combustion engine will remain dominant for decades, the National Petroleum Counciltold the Department of Energy on Wednesday in a report. The report from the council, an advisory agency, was drawn up in response ... more ›
  • July 18, 2012  |  
  • CalCEF Press
  • How to put more homes on an energy diet
  • GigaOm, Ucilia Wang
  • How do you get homeowners to change their behavior and become more energy efficient? A new report on Wednesday says the best policies should offer incentives at times when homeowners are already examining their financial health because they are selling or renovating their houses or when The ordered. A make ... more ›