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Phil Dzikiy – Apr. 30th 2019 10:54 am ET (https://electrek.co)

“Electrek’s Take – While the first chart in this article shows renewables and coal continuing to dance with each other over the next few years, so to speak, renewables are mostly on top. The IEEFA notes “renewable generation is catching up to coal, and faster than forecast.” An extended view would surely show renewables taking over for good at some point. This doesn’t seem to be a controversial statement — renewables are increasing every year while coal plants are being retired.

So while coal fades away, the next frontier will see renewables taking on natural gas, and perhaps even nuclear, which has re-entered the discussion in some circles recently as a way to provide more energy while cutting back emissions. (See this USA Today article today about some Democratic presidential candidates showing “openness” to expanding nuclear power.)”

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By Kelsey Misbrener | April 16, 2019

Customers have asked many times about how much solar will increase their property value. In a recent article by Kelsey Misbrener from Solar Power World, we find out that Zillow did an analysis on homes sold with solar and found positive results!

“A new Zillow analysis shows homes with solar energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than others nationwide in the past year. The sale premium varies by market — 5.4% in New York, 4.4% in San Francisco and 3.6% in Los Angeles, for example.”

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By: Gavin Blade Date: March 29, 2019

“PG&E’s future rests on board picks, CPUC president says…Picker said he is concerned PG&E may select board members more concerned with financial performance than correcting a safety record that’s seen the utility’s equipment ignite multiple deadly wildfires in recent years.”

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By: HJ Mai Date:March 26, 2019

“Meeting the morning and evening peaks of electricity demand has been a challenge for solar and wind energy, given their intermittent nature. As a result, technologies capable of delivering energy whenever the grid needs it, such as open-cycle gas turbines and gas reciprocating engines, had a competitive advantage, according to the report. This advantage is now disappearing.”

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By: JEFF ST. JOHN MARCH 11, 2019

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“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.”

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For Cutting Emissions: Making You Pay More For Energy

By Rebecca Beitsch
02/19/2019 02:56 pm ET

“Starting in March, the state’s utility regulator will require major utilities to increase prices during the hours when electricity is in high demand and lower prices the rest of the time — a change that’s expected to affect some 6 million households. “

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Guest Commentary | Feb. 13, 2019 | CLIMATE CHANGECOMMENTARYENVIRONMENTMY TURNWILDFIRE

” 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 could result in dangerous wildfires.”

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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 of dollars and lead to customer rates rising five-fold.”

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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 catastrophic three months for PG&E.”

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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 as a replacement panel or a power source for a smaller project.”

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