California Energy Commission Spark Newsletter - July 2018

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July 2018

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Letter from Robert Weisenmiller

Pursuing Clean Energy

The momentum established in California to tackle the pressing challenge of climate change is building. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has ensured the state's impact is global. Recently, he welcomed Portugal to the Under2 Climate Coalition - the global pact among cities, states, and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. With Portugal, the Under2 Coalition includes 206 jurisdictions - equivalent to 17 percent of the global population and 40 percent of the global economy . . .


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Where Ag, Clean Energy and Low-Income Communities Intersect

State appropriates $6 million for clean energy Ag projects

California's agricultural sector is a powerful economic force and a sector that is vulnerable to climate change impacts and energy equity issues . . .

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Hydrogen Refueling Network Expands In California

Energy Commission invests in public hydrogen stations across state

California's hydrogen refueling network continues to grow, further bolstering the state's global leadership in adopting zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as part of its broader strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. . . .

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Energy Storage Gains Traction With Utilities

Growth of Wind and Solar changing energy storage landscape

California's energy storage market, the largest in the United States, is now a tool in the state's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Energy storage technology allows the sourcing of renewable energy when it is needed as opposed to when it is produced . . .

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Credit: Photo courtesy of Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Plumas County Health Center Gets New Biomass Heating System

System expected to save the county about $30,000 annually

Wood chips are normally associated with barbeques, but in the mountainous areas of the High Sierra, this abundant renewable resource is being used for biomass heating . . .

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Energy Commission Adopts Requirement for Solar in New Homes


Milestones

April

May

  • The Energy Commission's School Bus Replacement Program begins accepting applications, through September, from school districts and county education offices looking to replace diesel buses with electric or compressed natural gas buses.

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