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An Indianapolis winter: arctic breeze today, 40s and rain showers by Friday - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fri, 2016-02-12 20:25

Minneapolis Star Tribune

An Indianapolis winter: arctic breeze today, 40s and rain showers by Friday
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Since this is a Leap Year we get an extra day to savor February's splendor, and that extra day may be quite nice, weatherwise, if you believe what the GFS is predicting for 500 mb winds (18,000 feet) for late month, showing a big storm for California ...

Road to recovery begins in Porter Ranch as gas leak is halted at last - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 2016-02-12 19:06

Los Angeles Times

Road to recovery begins in Porter Ranch as gas leak is halted at last
Los Angeles Times
Robert Weisenmiller, chairman of the California Energy Commission, said Wednesday that his agency will be tracking all of the company's costs to make sure they are not allocated to ratepayers. The Aliso Canyon leak was discovered the afternoon of Oct. 23.
Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?NPR
Workers close off methane leak in CaliforniaThe Hill
The kids of Porter Ranch: How spewing methane rocked their sense of safetyCNN
OregonLive.com -The Weather Channel -Ars Technica
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Break up California's PUC? - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Fri, 2016-02-12 15:45

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Break up California's PUC?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
the nature of utility deliveries is changing. In particular, it seems that technological improvements in solar energy and storage are gradually moving consumers off of an old model of energy delivery. This might require new pricing and oversight ...

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The California Gas Leak Ends, but It's a Rough Week for Environmentalists - The Fiscal Times

Fri, 2016-02-12 14:38

The Fiscal Times

The California Gas Leak Ends, but It's a Rough Week for Environmentalists
The Fiscal Times
But the president can join Gov. Jerry Brown of California in cheering for the victory of finally capping the gas leak. The blowout of the major natural gas storage facility last October in the suburban Los Angeles community of Porter Ranch displaced ...

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SoCalGas Plugs the Massive Porter Ranch Methane Leak—For Now - WIRED

Fri, 2016-02-12 12:00

Inside Energy

SoCalGas Plugs the Massive Porter Ranch Methane Leak—For Now
WIRED
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that it has temporarily controlled the methane flowing from its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, and is taking steps to make sure that the leak is permanently closed. A gas leak in your house ...
What Happens in Porter Ranch Now That the Enormous Gas Leak is Finally Plugged?Curbed LA
After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily PluggedKTOO
How the Gas Company's Aliso Canyon facility was a major polluter long before mammoth leakLA Daily News
Inside Energy
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Workers close off methane leak in California - The Hill

Fri, 2016-02-12 07:26

The Hill

Workers close off methane leak in California
The Hill
Officials in the area said it was a good first step, but now the storage facility needs to be declared fully safe before the area can return to normal. Officials discovered the methane leak in October, with the damaged well soon spewing up to 130,000 ...
California natural gas leak plugged after 16 weeksOregonLive.com
Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?NPR
Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normalMinneapolis Star Tribune
UPI.com
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Adapt or Die? National Grid's New Plan to Embrace Cutting-Edge Energy Offerings - Greentech Media

Fri, 2016-02-12 06:02

Greentech Media

Adapt or Die? National Grid's New Plan to Embrace Cutting-Edge Energy Offerings
Greentech Media
Ed White, vice president of New Energy Solutions at National Grid, joins the Gang to discuss the utility's new plan to integrate solar, efficiency, storage, electric cars and grid automation all into one area of the business. It's not an easy task. But ...

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Flattening the "duck curve" to get more renewable energy on the grid - Vox

Fri, 2016-02-12 05:40

Vox

Flattening the "duck curve" to get more renewable energy on the grid
Vox
Those lines show "net load" — which is total demand for electricity minus whatever renewable energy is on the grid — over a typical spring day in California. As you can see, as more ... The second big strategy is energy storage. If you can store some ...
Energy industry needs to focus on consumers, it may need themRenewEconomy

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Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate? - NPR

Wed, 2016-02-10 14:46

Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?
NPR
A massive gas leak in the Los Angeles area that was first announced in October is still leaking. The company that operates the storage facility where the leak happened says the leak could be capped as early as the end of the week. Most of the leaking ...

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California rejects new plan for Palen solar farm - The Desert Sun

Wed, 2016-02-10 13:35

The Desert Sun

California rejects new plan for Palen solar farm
The Desert Sun
The California Energy Commission rejected a new plan for the Palen solar project on Wednesday, pressing the restart button on an application process that has already lasted six years and prompting questions about whether the power plant will ever be ...
SOLAR POWER: Palen project loses licensePress-Enterprise

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SoCal Gas' Aliso Canyon gas storage leak raises questions about California markets - Platts (blog)

Wed, 2016-02-10 04:04

Platts (blog)

SoCal Gas' Aliso Canyon gas storage leak raises questions about California markets
Platts (blog)
The Southern California Gas Company is one of the biggest local distribution companies in the United States, covering much of Southern California, and is a regulated utility within Sempra Energy. One of the wells at its Aliso Canyon storage site has ...
California Regulators Increase Gas Well Inspections After Aliso Canyon LeakKQED
Alleged Customer Gas Bill Increases During Porter Ranch Leak Trigger Call for InvestigationAllGov
California Gas Company Faces Criminal Charges Over LeakCops 2.0
Cinema Blaze -Laurel Leader Call
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How much does energy storage really cost? - GreenBiz

Wed, 2016-02-10 01:04

GreenBiz

How much does energy storage really cost?
GreenBiz
But a closer look at Lazard's LCOS shows something RMI's October Economics of Battery Energy Storage report noted: battery economics are usually evaluated on the basis of single-use cases; stacking multiple uses greatly can enhance battery economics ...

Energy storage provider Sunverge closes USD 36.5 million funding; New investor Australian Electricity Retailer AGL ... - solarserver.com

Tue, 2016-02-09 23:30

solarserver.com

Energy storage provider Sunverge closes USD 36.5 million funding; New investor Australian Electricity Retailer AGL ...
solarserver.com
Sunverge Energy (San Francisco, California, U.S.), a provider of intelligent storage and distributed energy resource management, on February 9th, 2016 announced a USD 36.5 million Series C round of financing. New investor AGL Energy Ltd., Australia's ...
AGL in renewables push after gas exitThe West Australian

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Ford Is Set To Double Production In Mexico: Reports - Jalopnik

Tue, 2016-02-09 07:19

Jalopnik

Ford Is Set To Double Production In Mexico: Reports
Jalopnik
The Palo Alto, California-based maker of electric cars and energy-storage devices will report fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday after the market close. Bearish sentiment has been on the rise since the release of the Model X SUV due to concerns about ...

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Support Community Choice: Business Of Local Energy Symposium In California - CleanTechnica

Tue, 2016-02-09 06:47

Support Community Choice: Business Of Local Energy Symposium In California
CleanTechnica
The second Business of Local Energy Symposium, an event that explores the emerging Community Choice Energy market in California, will be held in San Jose on March 4th. Prominent speakers from existing Community Choice ... The Symposium presents ...

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What's missing in Silicon Valley? - Devex

Tue, 2016-02-09 03:46

Devex

What's missing in Silicon Valley?
Devex
There's an obvious confluence between the innovation California firms can offer and the solutions needed in developing countries, especially those involving scarce resources — water, food, information or energy. All of these challenges could benefit ...

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US Navy to test Boeing-built reversible fuel cell energy storage system - Naval Technology

Tue, 2016-02-09 03:30

Naval Technology

US Navy to test Boeing-built reversible fuel cell energy storage system
Naval Technology
The US Navy is set to test a Boeing-built reversible fuel cell energy storage system to assess its ability to cater to the energy requirements of the military and commercial customers. Developed over a period of 16 months, the system is described as ...
Boeing delivers fuel cell energy storage system to U.S. NavyUPI.com
Navy to Test Boeing-Built Fuel Cell Energy Storage SystemExecutiveBiz (blog)
Boeing Delivers Reversible Fuel Cell-based Energy Storage System to US NavyAviation.ca (press release)
Defenseworld.net -Shephard Media
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400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydro project canceled in California - HydroWorld

Mon, 2016-02-08 09:01

400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydro project canceled in California
HydroWorld
In 2015, the utility re-evaluated the need for the energy storage that would have been provided by the Iowa Hill project and determined that less than half of the total capacity would be needed before 2030. After further analysis, SMUD concluded the ...

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How and when to install a rooftop solar system - Los Angeles Times

Mon, 2016-02-08 03:03

PlanetSave.com

How and when to install a rooftop solar system
Los Angeles Times
California lawmakers and regulators frustrated the utilities with policies that compensated rooftop solar owners for the electricity they generated, a policy called net energy metering. The panel owners were paid on a ... That would cost about $14,700 ...
30 Solar Energy Facts Worth KnowingPlanetSave.com

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Leak in California turns focus on underground gas storage - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sat, 2016-02-06 21:43

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Leak in California turns focus on underground gas storage
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Xcel Energy operates the Asbury and nearby Fruita storage fields in the Bookcliffs in Mesa County as a single operation that it calls Asbury. Xcel spokesman Mark Stutz said the operation is used to augment winter supplies to the Grand Junction area and ...
State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leakContra Costa Times
Largely invisible network of pipelines, gas storage presents regional methane riskSacramento Bee

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