Renewable Energy

May 5, 2014

MidAmerican Renewables, Since Launching Two Years Ago, Has Invested $14B In Wind & Solar

Jonathan Weisgall updates readers on the promise of energy imbalance markets and MidAmerican’s role in bringing an EIM to the western United States.

April 11, 2014

Marcie Edwards: LADWP’s New GM Ready and Expected to Lead

New LADWP General Manager Marcie Edwards discusses maintaining relations with labor as well as balancing capital investments in infrastructure with state mandates on sustainability.

October 1, 2012

OC CleanTech: Bob Foster, Mark Irwin Opine on Smart Grid

Excerpts from ISO Chair and Mayor of Long Beach Bob Foster's and Southern California Edison’s Mark Irwin's remarks on energy and the smart grid at the OC CleanTech Conference in September.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

October 8, 2014

Lennar and SunStreet Energy Commit to Offering Solar Systems in Their New Homes

David Kaiserman elaborates on a new model he's pioneering that combines residential development and renewable energy.

October 8, 2014

Governors Schwarzenegger & Brown Affirm CA’s Bipartisan History of Curbing GHG Emissions

Leaders at the “Global Climate Negotiations: Lessons from California” symposium discusses the state’s landmark environmental policy.

September 4, 2014

Carla Peterman on CPUC’s Evolving Energy Regulations

The CPUC's Carla Peterman talks about electric vehicle regulation and energy storage.

June 30, 2014

Gipe: Feed-In Tariffs Are Best Tool for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Paul Gipe defends feed-in tariffs as some critics question their long-term viability.

February 26, 2012

Ron Nichols at VX2012: LADWP Must Meet Renewable Obligations

Ron Nichols, General Manager of the LADPW, at the fifth VerdeXchange Conference offers remarks on the challenges the utility faces in reaching renewable energy goals and mandates. Rates will climb, and the Nichols is certain that the LADWP can reach the 33 percent renewables requirement.

February 1, 2012

Jonathan Weisgall Announces MidAmerican Renewables at VX2012

At the close of the 5th VerdeXchange Conference in January, Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President at MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, announced a new platform called MidAmerican Renewables. MidAmerican Energy is looking for opportunities, and Weisgall maintains that California’s environmental record, as well as its influence on national policy, makes renewable opportunities in the state particularly robust.

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