Entries by Eric Sustaita

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California Lawmakers Grapple With Risks and Uncertainties of PG&E’s Bankruptcy

By: JEFF ST. JOHN MARCH 11, 2019 Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com “Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy has become California’s most pressing policy crisis, forcing Gov. Gavin Newsom, state lawmakers, utility regulators and other key energy stakeholders to consider radical alternatives for the state’s largest utility in the face of its multibillion-dollar wildfire liabilities.” Read more… 

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CA – SB 288 The Solar Bill of Rights

Feb 22nd 2019 Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director CalSSA This bipartisan bill would: Protect the right of all California consumers – homeowners, renters, farmers, schools, etc. – to generate, store and shape their own energy onsite without threat of undue influence or discriminatory behavior of local utilities; Remove barriers to local solar and storage, and […]

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My turn: Here’s how rooftop solar can combat wildfires

Guest Commentary | Feb. 13, 2019 | CLIMATE CHANGE, COMMENTARY, ENVIRONMENT, MY TURN, WILDFIRE ” Local solar power paired with batteries can provide reliable energy and keep electricity running for communities in need, particularly at times when a power line needs to be turned off for safety reasons. This technology might also reduce the chances of electric sparks on overhead lines, which […]

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Rules utility violated its felony probation

By Matthias Gafni | mgafni@bayareanewsgroup.com and John Woolfolk | jwoolfolk@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group “The finding sets the stage for the judge to add additional and costly terms to Pacific Gas & Electric’s criminal probation for the deadly pipeline blast — requirements such as inspections and tree trimming the utility says could cost billions […]

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California PG&E CEO Resigns…

By Mark Chediak and Kiel PorterJanuary 13, 2019, 5:24 PM PST “The San Francisco-based company has begun a search for a new CEO following Williams’ departure, according to a statement issued Sunday. PG&E general counsel John Simon will take the helm in the meantime. Williams, 57, took over as CEO in March 2017 and is leaving after a […]

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Old solar panels get second life in repurposing and recycling markets

By Billy Ludt | January 9, 2019 “Solar modules no longer need to simply wind up in the landfill once they’re decommissioned. Is a panel cracked? Shattered? At the end of its warranty lifetime? That panel can still serve a purpose, whether run through a recycling process and fed back into the supply chain; or repurposed or reused […]

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Floating Solar Projects in California

November 06, 2018 08:40 ET | Source: Ciel & Terre “Salad Cosmo USA, a family-owned bean sprout producer in Dixon, California, has made an environment commitment that includes using recyclable packaging, composting waste products for use in the fields, and irrigating with waste water. As part of that commitment, Salad Cosmo wanted a sustainable energy solution for production […]

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Call for Dynamic Pricing of Electricity in California

DECEMBER 5, 2018 WILLIAM DRISCOLL – PV Magazine ” Dynamic or real-time pricing can make room for more solar and wind power on the grid, by shifting consumption to times of high solar and wind generation. Yet the key selling point for dynamic pricing could be its potential to cut costs both for customers, who can buy […]

2018 Canned Food Tree Celebration

AltSys Solar Inc. ☀️ is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Canned Food Tree Celebration presented by FoodLink Tulare County and Tulare Outlets. This event is to build a healthy, hunger-free Tulare County this holiday season. Here is the AltSys Solar Canned Food Tree below!