California News Archives - 2010

January

California Announces First-in-the-Nation Statewide Green Building Standards Code
NASA Employs Satellite Data to Calculate California's Carbon Budget

February

California Seeks to Boost Installations of Solar Water Heaters
DOE Awards Nearly $1.4 Billion in Loan Guarantees to BrightSource Energy
Environmental Assessment Issued for 750-Megawatt Solar Two Project
SMUD Receives Huge Response to its Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff

March

California PUC Approves Use of RECs for RPS
First Solar is Developing a 550-MW Solar Power Project in California
Utilities in California and Ohio Test New Power Storage Technologies

May

California PUC Suspends Decision to Allow TRECs for RPS
Tesla Motors to Revive a California Auto Plant for its Model S EV

July

California Rules Electric Vehicle Charging Firms Are Not Utilities
DOE Creates a New Energy Hub to Develop Fuels from Sunlight

August

California School Set to Become First Grid-Positive U.S. College
California's Ivanpah, a Major Solar Project, Moves Forward
San Francisco Bay Area Gets $5 Million for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

September

ACEEE Recognizes the Leading State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs
California Energy Commission Licenses Mojave Solar Project
California Licenses First Solar Thermal Power Plant in 20 Years

October

2010 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard Cites State Leaders
Interior Department Approves First Solar Power Tower on U.S. Public Lands
U.S. Cities Show Global Leadership at Swedish Green Conference

November

Interior Department OKs Seventh Large Solar Project on U.S. Public Lands
State Commission Approves Latest Solar Plant in Southern California

December

California Approves Start of $4 Billion High-Speed Rail Line
California Board Green Lights Cap-and-Trade Program
California High-Speed Rail Project Gets New Matching State Funds
San Francisco Begins Quest for 100% Renewable Energy