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Will closing Diablo Canyon spur more CA fossil fuel use?

In June, when Pacific Gas & Electric announced that it would close the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near San Luis Obispo, the giant utility service in Central and Northern California won enthusiastic media coverage. The PG&E announcement was called “a

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Wyoming hopes to help CA meet renewable energy goal

Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement at his January “State of the State” speech that he wanted California to have 50 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources by 2030 won applause from environmentalists around the nation and strong support from

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CA geothermal power dreams appear dashed

Geothermal power had a huge year in 2014 — in Kenya, Turkey, Ethiopia and Germany. But in all of the U.S., according to a Geothermal Energy Association report, total power generated by geothermal was less then 3 gigawatts for the year

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CA renewable energy yield yo-yos, raises concern

Gov. Jerry Brown and big majorities in the California Legislature are all aboard with plans to have the state get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory goes even further. As Vox

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Hoover analyst: CA already met 50% renewable goal

Eureka!  California already surpassed Gov. Jerry Brown’s 50 percent goal for renewable energy power by 2030. It did so, in fact, in 2011. That’s the conclusion of an article in the March-April issue of Eureka, a new periodical by the Hoover

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Gov. Brown’s 50% renewable goal a tough target

  In his Jan. 5 inaugural address for his historic fourth term as California’s governor, Jerry Brown proposed an ambitious expansion of California’s renewable energy goals from 33 to 50 percent by 2030. The current level in 2015 is 20 percent renewables.

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Germans turn on CA-style green energy push

California may think of itself as the epicenter of the green religion, but even more extreme environmentalism has been playing out in Europe. In Germany, the result is increasingly sharp disillusionment. The Washington Times has the details: “[Germany moved] to

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Cracked dam shows vulnerability of CA green power grid

California power grid operators learned Friday that Grant County in the state of Washington had implemented an emergency response plan due to a crack in the Wanapum Dam along the Columbia River. Divers detected a 65-foot long crack at the base of one of

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Shock: Wind energy goes radioactive

June 6, 2012 By Chriss Street Al Gore opened his 2006 movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” with an apology for not having already saved the world from global warming: “I have advocated policies to promote renewable energy and accelerate reductions in

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Markets ‘Crush’ Brown's Windmill Fantasy 3

JULY 29, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI With the swagger of a boxer before a match, on July 24 Gov. Jerry Brown said he would “crush” any efforts to block renewable energy projects in California. Brown apparently was referring to efforts

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