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Energy initiative sparks desert duel

July 25, 2016 | SF Chronicle

Burrowing owls and other wildlife may be at risk if energy farms are developed in the Mojave Desert, environmentalists warn.

Burrowing owls and other wildlife may be at risk if energy farms are developed in the Mojave Desert, environmentalists warn.

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Pumped Up: Renewables Growth Revives Old Energy-Storage Method

July 22, 2016 | WSJ

The Ludington pumped-storage plant in Michigan. Photo: Consumers Energy

Forget about Tesla Motors Inc. ’s batteries: The hottest way to store energy in the electricity business today is a century-old technology that involves moving water to stash power.

Known as pumped storage, the giant facilities push large volumes of water uphill when there is surplus electricity, and then let gravity move it back down through turbines to generate hydroelectric power when extra kilowatts are needed.

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25th Anniversary

25 years of “Greening the Grid”

On May 4th, 2016, friends, family and guests gathered to commemorate the official 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CEERT. Read John Shahabian’s (Director of Operations) recap of this special event. GO ANNIVERSARY PAGE

 

a closer look

V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.

Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »

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