Apologies for issues with search We are having issues with the search index. We have connected to a backup source, so search may be slow or unavailable for a while as we fix it. Search Straight From the Collection April 07, 2023 Source: Internal Revenue Service This is the federal guidance for bonus tax credits to projects in areas that depended on fossil fuel production, released on April 4. The Cold, Wet Truth About Transmission January 13, 2023 Source: Los Angeles Times This January 13 feature ties poor grid planning to unpredictable weather and destabilizing results. Word Starts Coming Down on the IRA Operation December 23, 2022 Source: US Treasury On December 19, the United States Treasury shared guidance on how tax administration under the Inflation Reduction Act would work. You Can Go Green When Your Grid Allows You To September 23, 2022 Source: Politico This September 23 recap sees California's pressure-cooker heat wave as a preview of future perils facing the un-updated grid. There's a Hole in the System September 09, 2022 Source: Grist On September 6, this story spotlighted utilities' shoddy record at restoring and sustaining electricity for low-income communities of color. Escaping the Interior Monologue in the Southwestern US July 15, 2022 Source: E & E News The United States' Bureau of Land Management, says this July 16 story, approved a transmission line between Arizona and southern California that should support delivery of more renewable energy to those overheated markets. Keep It, But Keep It in the Ground? July 08, 2022 Source: New York Times A July 8 feature details how a Southern California town runs on oil - and how investments to run on livable fuels sorely need to explain their economic knock-on effects. The Net-Net Looks Like a Mess-Mess April 01, 2022 Source: Washington Post This March 31 analysis looks at squabbles with utilities over who bears the transmission cost when more people generate their own clean power. It focuses on Florida and California. California Without Collateral? New Buildings Get Mandates, Raise Finance Questions August 30, 2021 Source: The New York Times A mandate from the Golden State to hook up new buildings to renewable power opens a path for ideas about financing energy upgrades in the vastly higher stock of buildings already in use. How California Became Far More Energy-Efficient Than the Rest of the Country June 12, 2019 Source: Vox California is decreasing its energy intensity (energy consumed per unit of GDP) and its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP).