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Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017

Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017

March23,2016- According to data from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the grid operator for much of the state, hydro generation in the CAISO service area so far in 2017…

Kings County Getting First Battery Storage Plant

Kings County Getting First Battery Storage Plant

March15,2017- “The future is going to overwhelmingly be solar plus battery. They go together like peanut butter and jelly.” -Elon Musk   Kings County is processing a conditional-use permit to…

Watch Out Below – Oil Prices Fall

Watch Out Below – Oil Prices Fall

March 9,2017- Oil prices fell about 1 percent March 9, the biggest drop this year. Record U.S. crude inventories added to fears of a global glut on world oil markets.…

U.S. wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at the end of 2016

U.S. wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at the end of 2016

March9,2017- Installed wind electric generating capacity in the United States surpassed conventional hydroelectric generating capacity, long the nation’s largest source of renewable electricity, after 8,727 megawatts (MW) of new wind…

Gas Prices Up 30 Cents Since New Year

Gas Prices Up 30 Cents Since New Year

March 8,2017- The average gas price at the pump in California now exceeds $3 a gallon according to Gas Buddy – up around 30 cents since the first of the…

Dynegy Drops Plan For Morro Bay Wave Energy Farm

Dynegy Drops Plan For Morro Bay Wave Energy Farm

January 20,2017- Houston-based Dynegy has dropped plans to build a wave energy farm off the coast of Central California near Morro Bay. The energy company, who owns the mothballed power…

Colony Energy Appeals To Tulare Council On Biogas Project

Colony Energy Appeals To Tulare Council On Biogas Project

January 18,2017l The Tulare City Council heard an appeal from Colony Energy to take a second look at its proposed biogas project after the past city manager and staff balked…

Energy Storage Could Save Visalia $3 Million

Energy Storage Could Save Visalia $3 Million

January 18,2017- A potential energy storage project could earn the City Of Visalia $3 million over 15 years and provide an additional 5 megawatts of power availability to the Water…

With All That Rooftop Solar – PG&E Says Big Transmission Line May Not Be Needed

With All That Rooftop Solar – PG&E Says Big Transmission Line May Not Be Needed

January 15,2017- Fresno-area residential solar units continue to climb atop Central Valley rooftops including Kings County. Figures show 729 homes in Kings County hooked up to their own rooftop solar…

Cal Poly Loses $40 Mil Federal Grant For Wave-Energy Test Site

Cal Poly Loses $40 Mil Federal Grant For Wave-Energy Test Site

January 6,2017- Led by CalPoly’s Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy, the CalWave proposed national wave energy test center project looked to be riding a wave of support of…