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Imperial County Vies For Share of Lithium Boom, Biden Listens

Officials from the state’s impoverished and heavily-polluted Imperial County want to make sure residents there reap the benefits of any lithium boom if it turns out brine brought up by geothermal plants to generate electricity at the Salton Sea can be mined commercially for the element.

Lithium is a key component in batteries both for […]

February 22, 2022|

$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|

CPUC Okays Expensive New SCE Battery Project

Investor-owned utilities in California have lobbied hard to reduce payments to people who feed their excess rooftop solar power back into the grid, arguing the compensation costs ratepayers too much. At the same time, Southern California Edison has pushed for permission to recover from customers $1.23 billion for 537 MW of new battery storage. […]

December 16, 2021|
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