Posts tagged: California Public Utilities Commission

California Wants All New Homes to Be Net Zero in 2020

By: Katherine Tweed Solar-plus-storage could be the norm for new homes. California has moved one step closer to making one of its “big, bold energy-efficiency strategies” outlined seven years ago a reality. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have launched a residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan to build […]

Low-Income Rooftop Solar Program Helping Hundreds of California Families

Junko Movellan     San Diego, Calif. — In June 2012, the Sunrise Powerlink, a 117-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line, was completed after years of review, permitting processes and controversies. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) developed the line to facilitate the development and generation of renewable energy in the Imperial Valley, California’s southwest desert, and […]

Morocco Leading the World Toward a Green Energy Future

Moroccowas the first country in the world to recognize the fledgling American Republic in 1777. Now, they are seeking clean energy independence and asking the world to join them in a green revolution. This North African country, a constitutional monarchy about the size of California, has recently set a royal goal to ensure that 40 […]

California Hits Solar Power Milestone

  1.255 GW of solar power is now generated from more than 122,000 rooftops across California. The migration to solar by low- and middle-income homeowners is the main reason behind the popularity of solar power in the Golden State. The data is revealed in the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) 2012 California Solar Initiative(CSI) Annual […]