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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.

California Articles

The golden age of wireless?

Beam announced its deal with the City of San Diego in October 2020. 

Building Profits in Charging: A Naming Rights Model

Carbon emissions from transportation must nearly vanish in coming years for the world to add less than two degrees of temperature above preindustrial levels. So ways to charge up cars on clean electric supply must proliferate. Beam, a San Diego vendor, claims to sell the world's fastest charge and promises...
How can you safeguard homes in the wild?

Construction near forests can't cohere with insurance premiums. (Courtesy Elmer Frederick Fischer/Corbis.)

Unsurance: California Homeowners and Utilities Face Off With Fire

Bring in the ethicists, actuaries and silviculturists to figure out how to insure homeowners who buy lots at the edge of wilderness that gets more combustible each year. Then, to really complicate things, reckon with the costs to insure utilities in the same territory. In California, nobody from the insurers...
How SunZia closes in on California

Drawing a line in the sand, SunZia worked for 14 years on its transmission progress. 

A Seriously Long-Term Investment: Inside SunZia's Transmission Adventure

When planning to decarbonize the grid, many analysts see transmission lines as analogous to "political will." It's necessary and it's rarely possible to summon it from scratch. In the Southwest, though, a private enterprise has pushed forward on work to deliver renewable power from a windy swath of New Mexico...

California Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 15.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 8.50 / 10
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
84%

of people in California support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2019.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 24,692,824 of 29,513,923 adults)

last updated 7/01/2020

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