Playa del Rey Station Joins Hydrogen Refueling Network

The California Energy Commission welcomed another new hydrogen refueling station to its network. The Playa del Rey station, now open at 8126 Lincoln Boulevard in Los Angeles, provides Californians with the fueling options they need to consider replacing their petroleum-fueled cars with hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles. Fuel-cell cars, like all-electric …

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A Finer Picture Will Help Prepare for Climate Extremes

Global climate model representation of California elevations (left) compared to LOCA The California Energy Commission, as part of a collaboration of university, government and private sector researchers has debuted a next-generation tool to examine how a changing climate will impact local regions from northern Mexico to southern Canada. The tool …

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Energy Commission Workshop on Draft Study Looks at Barriers That Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities Face

The California Energy Commission will hold a workshop to discuss a draft study that looks at the barriers that low-income and disadvantaged communities face when considering adopting renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The workshop, which begins at 1:30 p.m. on September 13, at the Energy Commission headquarters in Sacramento, …

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Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week is a chance for those curious about making the switch to electric vehicles to get into the driver’s seat and test drive them. This year’s events will be held from September 10 to 18 in some 200 cities in nearly every state, including California, in recognition …

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Energy Commission Signs Agreement with the Mexican State of Jalisco to Support Clean Energy

California Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the state of Jalisco to cooperate on clean energy policies and programs. The agreement comes as Jalisco recently announced the creation of the Jalisco Energy Agency. Weisenmiller and Jalisco Governor Aristóteles Sandoval signed the MOU …

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Energy Commission Grant Looks to Reduce Existing Building Electricity Consumption

Existing buildings consume nearly 70 percent of California’s electricity, but a new grant funding opportunity could help change that. The California Energy Commission’s recently released a $20 million solicitation for innovative large-scale development and demonstration projects that reduce electricity consumption in existing buildings. The solicitation is designed to accelerate the …

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