If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now
The Sun is Shining on San Diego’s Solar and Energy Storage Ventures

The Sun is Shining on San Diego’s Solar and Energy Storage Ventures

The sun may be shining on the energy storage business. If the latest deal between San Diego Gas &Electric and Hecate Energy Bancroft is an indicator, the utility may be on its way to securing 165 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020. Such storage can harness the solar electrons. … Read more »

solar panels

Utility Adds 38.5 MWs Energy Storage, Efficiency Projects

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has added 20-megawatts of energy storage and 18.5 MW of energy efficiency projects that will allow the California utility to supply more renewable energy to its customers and help them reduce energy usage in commercial buildings. The 20-MW lithium ion battery project — the largest … Read more »

SDG&E Landscaping to Slash Water Use 40%

San Diego Gas & Electric expects its new water-wise landscaping project at Century Park, its Kearny Mesa headquarters, to save the utility more than 4 million gallons of water a year, a 40 percent campus reduction. Previously, SDG&E’s landscaping at Century Park was 71 percent turf that required irrigation and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: McDonald’s, KFC Prop. 65 Suits; LEED for DuPont, Canon

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asked California’s Second District Court of Appeal to revive lawsuits alleging that McDonald’s, KFC, Applebee’s and other restaurant chains did not give sufficient warning, under Proposition 65, that their chicken grilling creates a carcinogen, Law360 reports. Consumer Advocacy Group has threatened to sue Unified … Read more »

carb

California Carbon Price Lower Than Expected

California raised $275.5 million selling greenhouse gas emissions permits in its fourth auction, with the state’s largest  emitters paying a lower than expected $12.22 per metric ton for the right to release carbon this year. All 13.8 million available carbon allowances for use this year sold, the California Air Resources … Read more »

Cisco, IBM, Intel Win Climate Leadership Awards

Intel, Cisco Systems and IBM are among the 23 Climate Leadership Award winners selected by the EPA, the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR). The second annual awards honor companies, organizations and individuals that reduce GHG emissions … Read more »

Google, Ford, GE Pledge Workplace EV Stations

Google, Ford and GE are among the 13 companies that have joined with the DOE to launch the Workplace Charging Challenge, an effort to increase the number of US employers offering electric vehicle charging tenfold in the next five years. And Nissan, another signatory to the challenge, has separately announced … Read more »

BGE, SDG&E, iControl Networks Commit to Green Button Initiative

Software company iControl Networks and utilities Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) have made new commitments to helping US businesses and residences monitor their energy use through the White House’s Green Button initiative. BGE and SDG&E will both use the Green Button Connect … Read more »

Smart Meters Catch Fire, Halting Installations

Smart meter installations are being put on hold in Pennsylvania after several devices overheated and caught on fire, which has prompted regulators in Pennsylvania and Maryland to investigate the devices’ safety, according to news reports. Meanwhile, in California, several cities have filed petitions to allow customers to opt out of … Read more »