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California Utility Signs Solar Power Contracts, Faces More Opposition

Tuesday brought good news for California in terms of meeting a 2020 goal of getting a third of the state's electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind.

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New California Program to Promote Lower Cost Solar, Other Renewables

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved a pilot program through which prices will be set for electricity coming from renewable energy resources.

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San Diego, Los Angeles Counties Lead in Residential Solar Energy Numbers

One of the nice things about solar rebate programs -- beyond the fact that they help reduce the cost of solar installation -- is that they can provide a trove of interesting solar-related data.

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After Panel Approval, Ivanpah Solar Project Open to Public Comment

One of the main arguments put forth by those opposed to the Ivanpah solar thermal project in California's Mojave Desert is that the negative environmental impact of the plant would be too great. On August 3, a panel of the California Energy Commission (CEC) weighed in.

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Californians Very Satisfied with Solar System Performance, Report Says

Earlier this month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) release its 2010 assessment of the California Solar Initiative (CSI), a multi-year effort to increase the number of solar installations statewide. Among the report's most interesting bits? The results from a phone survey CPUC conducted in 2009.

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For Now, San Jose is California's Leading 'Solar City'

Judging from number released a couple of weeks ago, San Jose can rightfully claim to be "the most" solar city in California.

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California Solar Initiative Making Good Progress, CPUC Says

Posted by Adam Sewall In Monday, July 12 2010 under: SCE, California Solar Initiative, CPUC, SDG&E, PGE, CSI, Utility Solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week issued its annual assessment of the California Solar Initiative, a $2.2 billion effort to install 1,940 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity across the state by 2016. On balance, the commission's findings are positive:

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Electric Vehicle Pilot Program Coming to San Diego

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made a clear statement yesterday: as far as California goes, the electric vehicle (EV) is the future of the automotive industry. And in order to prepare for that not so distant future, the CPUC has approved a roughly two-year pilot project for SDG&E to conduct a pricing study on residential rates for plug-in EV charging.

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