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$11 Million for Big Charging and Green Energy

This week the California Energy Commission approved $11 million in research grants for projects including a truck-mounted, non-polluting backup generator and a pilot program for a universal charger for electric vehicles.

Another project that got funded, and the one that grabbed the most attention is a ChargePoint effort to create an unprecedented 600 kW automated, […]

February 16, 2022|

Grid Operator Proposes $30 Billion for Green Grid

For the first time, the California grid operator has released a draft 20-year plan for a grid that supports total decarbonization of electricity in the state by 2045. The plan from the California Independent System Operator estimates a cost of $30.5 billion for new and upgraded high voltage lines needed to accommodate additions of […]

February 3, 2022|

Million$ More in Energy Commission Grants Approved

The California Energy Commission gave the green light to nearly $20 million in clean energy research and development grants midweek. The funding is roughly split between advancing electric vehicle charging and research projects unable to secure private funding.

More than $9.5 million will now go to EV infrastructure as follows:

  • $4.7 million was awarded to […]
January 27, 2022|

CPUC Mandates 11.5 GW of New Clean Electricity

State regulators stripped natural gas power plants from a new mandate that 11,500 MW of new resources be online by mid-decade, to the delight of clean energy advocates. Two earlier competing California Public Utilities Commission proposals would have included fossil resources, with one calling for 1,500 MW and the other 500 […]

June 24, 2021|
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