Another Utility Voices Reliability Concerns

…Another Utility Voices Reliability Concerns… In comments addressed to the California Energy Commission on May 22, Senior Vice President Gas Transmission, Storage, and Engineering of SoCalGas, said: “Without sufficient [gas] storage inventory … energy reliability is hinging on the vagaries Continue reading Another Utility Voices Reliability Concerns

Effects of Mandating PV Rooftop Solar

…Effects of Mandating PV Rooftop Solar… California, with great fanfare and huge media accolades, announced it will mandate the use of PV rooftop solar on all new homes, including any building of three stories or less, beginning in 2020. But, does Continue reading Effects of Mandating PV Rooftop Solar

Understanding Storage of Electricity, Quantities and Costs

…Understanding Storage of Electricity, Quantities and Costs… The ability to store electricity is critical to any proposal that relies on wind and solar to supply a major proportion of the nation’s electricity. Like so many details about renewables, most people Continue reading Understanding Storage of Electricity, Quantities and Costs

The Massive Cost of Fuel Cell Vehicles. Part 1

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved Advanced Clean-Car Rules that will result in 1.4 million zero-emission or plug-in (PHEV) cars on the road by 2025, with one-in-every-six (15%) cars sold in 2025 being a zero-emission or PHEV vehicle. Continue reading The Massive Cost of Fuel Cell Vehicles. Part 1

Evaluating Time of Use Pricing

Time of use pricing (TOU) is being proposed to allow people to align their usage of electricity to when it is least costly to produce. This is sometimes referred to as time of day pricing. Electricity is most costly to Continue reading Evaluating Time of Use Pricing

A California Cancer is Spreading

The UNFCCC COP 21 meeting in Paris this coming December is designed to establish an agreement whereby: (1) Developed nations, including the United States, agree to dramatically cut CO2 emissions, and (2) An annual $100 billion development fund is established Continue reading A California Cancer is Spreading