May 5, 2014
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
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
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
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.
June 30, 2014
Paul Gipe defends feed-in tariffs as some critics question their long-term viability.
February 26, 2012
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
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.
October 7, 2011
From the CleanTech OC 2011 Annual Conference and Expo comes this conversation between Marcie Edwards, Michael Peevey, Tim Olson, Stephen Mullenix, and Guy Blanchard on renewable utilities in California. The panelists focus on whether the regulatory bodies create certainty or ambiguity in the California renewables market.
September 15, 2011
Renewable energy has matured over the past several decades, but Governor Jerry Brown holds that California must do more to achieve any impactful goals.
September 15, 2011
Dr. Malcolm Jacques, executive director of Wasabi Energy, describes how California can learn from Germany, for example, in promoting renewable energy through channeling economic incentives and maintaining system flexibility.
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