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Is California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Incentivizing Electric Vehicle Deployment?

Research on California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard program suggests the LCFS program design of capacity-based credits has the potential to increase EV deployment, but that some unanswered questions need to be addressed before the point-of-sale rebate program can do the same.

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And at the Edge, Beam Keeps Upping Its Off-Grid Charging Game

We wrote last year about Beam, the startup with plans to run electric-vehicle charging stations on on-site solar and pay for itself with advertising. Amid a call for a national mandate that would electrify half of the United States' cars, Beam kept reporting orders from cities and ran a test EV aircraft flight. This July 17 TV dispatch offers some details.
Solar panels being installed

This professional had to climb to get to this spot: community solar investors and innovators have to climb over hurdles, too. 

Community Solar's Bend Toward Energy Justice: Challenge Accepted

For those coming with fresh eyes to this series, please read the previous two articles about community solar. In the first article of the series, I explored the economic and energy equity opportunity of the community solar sector. The subsequent article investigated challenges within the market from a policy and...

California Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 16.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 10.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
172 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
76 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
65 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
86%

of people in California support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 25,969,551 of 30,075,104 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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