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Is California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Incentivizing Electric Vehicle Deployment?

Research on California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard program suggests the LCFS program design of capacity-based credits has the potential to increase EV deployment, but that some unanswered questions need to be addressed before the point-of-sale rebate program can do the same.

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Electric Utilities Can’t Blame Wildfires Solely on Climate, Experts Say

Bill Johnson is a utility executive, not a climate scientist. That didn’t stop the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) CEO from wading into California’s complex climate conditions. Noting that Northern California’s wildfire risk has grown exponentially in recent years, Johnson placed much of the blame on climate change, not PG&E’s compromised electricity grid.
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Los Angeles Has Lined Up Record-Cheap Solar Power. But There’s a Problem

Los Angeles has been sitting on a contract for record-cheap solar power for more than a month — and city officials declined to approve it because of concerns raised by the city-run utility’s labor union, which is still fuming over Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to shut down three gas-fired power plants.

California Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 15.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 9.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
232 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
83 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
71 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in California support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 21,625,932 of 25,554,412 adults)

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