Speaking to municipal workers, advocates and the press Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles will not spend $5 billion to rebuild three natural gas generating plants on its coast. Instead, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will phase out the gas plants over the next decade and invest in the development of renewable energy alternatives.

Amid cheering from supporters and standing beside city leaders, Garcetti framed the decision as an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, and to improve the local air quality of Los Angeles’ neighborhoods while generating jobs in the city.

“This is what a Green

More than 55 percent of annual energy storage deployments are expected to be paired with solar by 2023. As the market expands and evolves, system architecture will become an important consideration when developing solar-plus-storage projects.

DC-coupled solar-plus-storage is becoming increasingly common for front-of-the-meter (FTM) applications and is likely to become dominant in the residential market, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Further, while eligibility for the federal Investment Tax Credit is one factor in the growing share of DC-coupled FTM systems, FTM DC coupling is expected to rise even beyond the ITC stepdown in 2021.

The rise is also due to

Speaking to municipal workers, advocates and the press Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles will not spend $5 billion to rebuild three natural gas generating plants on its coast. Instead, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will phase out the gas plants over the next decade and invest in the development of renewable energy alternatives.

Amid cheering from supporters and standing beside city leaders, Garcetti framed the decision as an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, and to improve the local air quality of Los Angeles’ neighborhoods while generating jobs in the city.

“This is what a Green

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is looking for industry partners to test two anti-blade-erosion coatings for wind turbines that were developed using artificial intelligence.  

The research body said blade erosion, which happens when rain, hail, dust and other particles eat away at the leading edge of turbine blades, is costing the wind industry a sum equal to between 2 percent and 4 percent of the value of all wind-generated power production.

A 2014 study, found that blade erosion could significantly impair the performance of wind turbines within as little as five years following installation, and could lead to the need for on-the-ground repairs costing

By all traditional measures, it's a golden era for the Golden State. California's economy is booming, the state boasts a world-leading higher education system, and it currently enjoys a significant budget surplus. 

But in spite of that progress and prosperity, the state is coming up against problems that Governor Gavin Newsom says have been deferred for far too long. 

"We’re facing hard decisions that are coming due," said Newsom in his first State of the State address Tuesday.

A lot of those hard decisions involve California's largest electric utility, Pacific Gas & Election, which is in the midst of a liability-fueled bankruptcy.

"We're

In 2018, the U.S. solar industry lost jobs for the second year in a row, according to numbers reported by the nonprofit Solar Foundation on Tuesday.

Employment in solar was down 3.2 percent over 2017, according to the organization’s 2018 Solar Jobs Census, an industry survey now in its ninth year. Since the “boom year” of 2016, the industry has shed 17,000 jobs.

Though the numbers point to difficulties over the past couple years, the Solar Foundation said the downturn is tempered by the industry’s meteoric growth overall. Since 2010, solar jobs have increased by 159 percent. Between 2013 and 2018, jobs increased

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