Search 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. 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. Of Course it Takes Metal to Make a Reliable (EV Supply) Chain December 10, 2021 Source: CNBC A smallish company's CEO held forth to CNBC on December 9 about a partnership with a slightly bigger outfit called General Motors to source and supply EV battery components from a site in 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). External News Solar Panel Glut Is Muting Effect of Trump Tariffs: SunPower August 23, 2018 Source: Reuters A steep global decline in the price of solar modules in recent weeks is nearly offsetting the effect of the Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported panels, the chief executive of a major United States solar company said.