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California


California Official: Solar's Future Bright, but Clouds Persist

The technology behind solar power is changing rapidly. Researchers at the University of California, Davis have said so-called "anti-solar" panels could even generate power at night. But even as solar…


Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner
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Catastrophic wildfires have devastated California in recent years. This article seeks to outline a plan wherein neighboring utilities can send energy to support a utility that has shut down critical…


Coal Is Out as APS Sets Carbon-Free Goal

Arizona Public Service (APS) announced Jan. 22 that it plans for all its power generation to be carbon-free by 2050, and also said it plans to produce nearly half its…


'GREEN Act of 2019' Extends Tax Credits for Renewables

The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 19 released a draft tax package for clean energy projects that includes a five-year extension of the…


Public vs. Private: The Debate Continues
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In the September issue of POWER, I wrote about a public utility (JEA) that is exploring privatization, and in October, I looked at a city (Boulder, Colorado) that is exploring…