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BlogClean Air VICTORY!
September 25, 2014 | Coalition for Clean Air
Read a guest post from Bill Magavern, Policy Director of Coalition for Clean Air.
“Sunday was HUGE! While hundreds of thousands marched in New York for climate action, I spoke to a climate rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento and Governor Jerry Brown signed all three of Coalition for Clean Air’s top-priority bills!
Cleaning up our air will require a transformation in the vehicle fleet, which is why California urgently needs to put advanced clean cars, trucks, and buses on our roads. “
ArticlesNREL researchers find wind and solar power provide net benefits to Western grid
September 25, 2014 | E&E Publishing, LLC
Fossil fuel power plants that have long provided steady baseload power to much of the West will not be significantly affected by the integration of more solar and wind energy on the grid, a new analysis from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found.
The findings, presented in phase two of NREL’s “Western Wind and Solar Integration Study,” should help dispel the notion that the addition of intermittent energy resources like wind and solar will significantly drive up pollution and operating costs at coal-fired power plants due to what is known as “cycling.”
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 »