New Solar Access Act Aims to Implement Automated Solar Permitting in Most California cities

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 617, the Solar Access Act. SB 617 implements automated solar permitting in local [...]

California CCAs Form Joint Buying Group, Creating Big-Time Power Purchaser

Community choice aggregators, already poised to add most of California’s new clean power, are teaming up to go big [...]

California Regulators Modify Grid Map Requirements to Ease Solar Integration

Integration Capacity Analysis models grid conditions that impact where distributed energy resources can be added, without the need for [...]

California Sets $200M Budget for ‘Complex, Multi-Property Microgrid’ Projects

Utility funding for community resilience against fire-prevention outages doesn’t go far enough, microgrid groups argue. California regulators have approved [...]

Net Metering Policy Takes Center Stage in California

The nation’s biggest solar market now faces regulators’ biggest solar conundrum — the cost shift. California’s long-awaited proceeding on [...]

California’s Pathway to 100% Clean Electricity

California’s energy agencies are taking a first stab at assessing possible pathways to the state’s ambitious goal of achieving [...]

California CCAs Reach Milestone of 6,000 MW in New-Build Clean Energy PPAs

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced that Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) in the state have to date signed [...]

Governor Newsom’s Calls to “Fast-Track” California’s Clean Energy Plans

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following [...]

California Legislators ask Congress to Include Clean Energy in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Facing soaring unemployment, ominous predictions for the 2020 wildfire season and the persistent threat of climate change, this week [...]

California Attorney General Opposes Unlawful Effort to End States’ Solar Incentive Programs

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday, as part of a multistate coalition, filed a protest against a petition by [...]