California News Archives - 2010

January

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

February

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

March

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

May

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

July

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

August

California's Ivanpah, a Major Solar Project, Moves Forward
California School Set to Become First Grid-Positive U.S. College
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

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

November

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

December

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