Posts tagged: Renewable portfolio standard

California Set to Eclipse Renewable Energy Target

By: Peter Miller California has consistently set the bar high when it comes to climate action, and in the case of renewable energy, the state has consistently over-performed. The latest report from the California Public Utilities Commission shows that major utilities have already met or will soon exceed the state’s renewable energy target of 33 percent clean […]

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 […]

California Utility PG&E Exceeds 20 Percent Renewable Energy Standard

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) just announced that the Northern and Central California utility serving 15 million people handily exceeded the state’s 2013 renewable portfolio standard of 20 percent. The utility generated 22.5 percent of its power from “eligible” renewable energy sources in 2013. Last year, PG&E was at 19 percent, while fellow California […]

NC’s Green Source Rider Connects Big Energy Users to Renewable Energy

When Greenpeace praised Apple, Google and Facebook last week for moving rapidly to 100% renewable energy, one of the accomplishments they noted was their impact on Duke Energy. They coaxed the biggest US utility, Duke Energy, to provide renewable energy directly to large electricity buyers. Google plans to expand its data center in North Carolina and wants renewable […]

Northwest Utilities Exceed Green Power Minimum

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Electric utilities in the Northwest have overachieved in meeting requirements to add renewable energy to their portfolios. That’s according to fresh regulatory filings. All of the large utilities in Washington and Oregon covered by green energy requirements met the minimum threshold for this year. In Washington state, that’s three percent of generation. […]