September 24, 2013
Sanjay Ranchod, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity, talks AB 327 and net metering with The Planning Report.
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 9, 2015
Heather Repenning and Monica Rodriguez discuss the board’s priorities, from wastewater treatment, to sidewalk repair, to solar energy.
October 8, 2014
David Kaiserman elaborates on a new model he's pioneering that combines residential development and renewable energy.
August 7, 2013
Nate Lewis, Scientific Director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech, discusses the scale of climate change at the LAEDC Mid Year Economic Forecast.
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.
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.
October 7, 2011
Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.
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