We all know energy is global, and as much policy driven as technology driven. We have a quote, in energy, there are no disruptive technologies, just disruptive policies and economic shocks that make some technologies look disruptive after the fact. In reality, there is disruptive technology in energy, it just takes a long long time. [...]
by David Niebauer With many states adopting renewables portfolio standards (RPS) and the prospect of a federal RPS somewhere on the horizon, more attention is being given to hydroelectric power generation. Renewable resources such as sun, wind and water, are those that can be harvested in a sustainable manner to provide the electric power that [...]
We agree with the Solar Alliance and others who urge the PUC and the CEC to coordinate their agency actions so as to accommodate TRECs for DG and to do it soon. Other states are way ahead of California in allowing RECs to stimulate the renewable energy markets.
by David Niebauer California has led the nation in solar development on many fronts for a number of years, but there is one area where California has lagged significantly – the implementation of tradable renewable energy certificates (or TRECs). As of this writing, there are five regional renewable energy tracking systems operating in North America, [...]
For this second post in the “Sustainable Agriculture on Cleantech Blog” series, I decided to invite Dave Doll, UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, and fellow blogger at Almond Doctor Blog, to share his expert knowledge about irrigation management for agricultural crops. Agricultural use of water within California use has been a media magnet these days. [...]