The state recently passed a clean energy package that will require the two largest utilities to provide 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. But the utilities don’t have a plan as to how they will achieve the ambitious goal.
California’s central coast will soon receive a 4.6 gigawatt renewable energy hub that will be able to power 1.6 million homes. Officials are touting offshore energy as a way to stabilize the state’s power grid.
Its growth will provide more and more high-demand, high-wage jobs. Our education system is key to training that workforce of the future, with a particular focus on marginalized communities.
The county hopes to convert into a “hydrogen hub” that will supply clean energy to different industries. The first hydrogen fuel station is expected to be active by 2024, faster than any other current commercial project of its kind in the nation.
State lawmakers are considering reforms to a power sharing program that would reduce bill credits for residents in the program and add net energy metering. Industry leaders are deeply divided on the package.
Butte-Silver Bow officials are considering construction of a five-acre utility-scale battery energy storage facility on an open 200-acre plot of land which could help to fill energy gaps. But many residents are opposed.