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Bill Aims to Move Nuclear Waste Stored at San Onofre

Proposed bipartisan federal legislation seeks to move high-level radioactive waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station to a less populated area.

“Our Southern California communities deserve the peace of mind that comes from knowing that spent fuel is no longer stored at the facility,” said Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA 50), who coauthored the […]

February 22, 2022|

Long-Duration Storage Projects Gaining Steam

Just days after the California Energy Commission announced the first application in the state for storage using compressed air, another long-term storage proposal advanced: a 500 MW project that would use pumped storage at the San Vicente Reservoir in eastern San Diego County.

The City of San Diego and the San Diego Water Authority board […]

February 1, 2022|

Energy Department Backs Community Solar

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced Tuesday that her agency has launched three initiatives to help drive significant new installations of community solar by 2025, equivalent to 5 million solar roofs. That would represent a 700% increase over the current capacity and could save customers a total $1 billion in energy costs starting mid-decade.

Community […]

January 26, 2022|

Steps Forward on DOE Share of Infrastructure Bill Funding

The $1.3 billion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that President Joe Biden signed last November must next pass through the nearly one dozen agencies that will implement it, and then to the states. Now the Department of Energy has issued an outline for the $20 billion designated for improving the nation’s electrical grid, […]

January 17, 2022|

Green Hydrogen Development Depends on Funding

Public and private financial support is critical to attaining a viable green hydrogen industry, which is considered a key strategy to decarbonize the power, transportation and industrial sectors, proponents stressed during the first day of a two-day online seminar by the non-profit Green Hydrogen Coalition.

The center of activity on the green hydrogen front in […]

November 30, 2021|
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