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Solar power no help during CA’s late peak winter hours

  Solar power is popular nowadays as a “renewable,” non-polluting energy source. It helps California comply with AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which mandates a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gases in the state by 2020. “Even

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Will Warren Buffett’s hydro prevent CA electricity crisis? — Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Part 1 is here. In Part 1 of this series, I reported on how California is launching a regional “energy imbalancing market” to reduce the spike in the price of electricity each

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Will Warren Buffett’s hydro prevent CA electricity crisis? — Part 1

This is the first of two articles. Part 2 is here. California is trying to create what officially is called an “energy imbalance market” to cut off an emerging daily two-hour energy-pricing crisis. The crisis isn’t so much a technical

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Enviro policies spike CA electricity prices 70 percent

Californians are starting to pay for the cost of the state's Draconian environmental laws. Wholesale electricity market prices spiked about 70 percent over last year.  So reports the Independent System Operator that manages California’s electric transmission and distribution line grids.  The reasons given

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Calif. refuses to generate own electricity

Aug. 3, 2012 By Joseph Perkins George Santayana famously warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” So it is that, only a decade after the Great California Energy Crisis, during which wholesale electricity prices ran

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