Category Archives: Hydropower

Comparison of California Utilities Power Sources And Emissions for 2017

We compare the energy sources for the major California utilities with each other, as well as with the overall California sources, and the US overall sources.  For each, we calculate the emissions per kWh.  Undisclosed sources are taken to be … Continue reading

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Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2

Notes on the Global Climate Action Summit, Day 2 The YouTube video is at https://youtu.be/en9cDvXWPtw This is a long set of notes, but the video is seven hours long. High-Level Thematic Dialogues The Ocean-Climate Challenge Julie Packard, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Comparison of the New 2017 California Power Content Label with That of 2016

Comparison of the New 2017 California Power Content Label with That of 2016. The new SC Edison 2917 Power Content Label also includes the California 2017 Power Content Label. We will present that and compare it to the 2016 Power … Continue reading

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SC Edison 2017 Power Mix Compared With 2016, and Green Rate Plans

SC Edison 2017 Power Mix Compared With 2016, and Green Rate Plans A perhaps early version of the 2017 Power Content Label for SC Edison has appeared called the July 2018 version. We will compare that with the 2016 label. … Continue reading

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Electric Car Equivalent GHG Emissions in California Utilities

Electric Car Equivalent GHG Emissions in California Utilities Having determined the CO2 emissions per kWh for the leading California utilities, we can calculate the equivalent gasoline emissions for electric or plug in hybrid cars in the different utility areas. Since … Continue reading

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Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California

Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California By Dennis Silverman UCI Physics and Astronomy My Blog is at: sites.uci.edu/energyobserver/  The Long-Term Outlook for Climate Sustainability An optimistic long-term outlook to 2100 to help survive the present … Continue reading

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Comparisons of California Utilities 2016 Power Sources and Emissions

Comparisons of California Utilities’ Power Sources and Emissions We compare the Power Content Labels of leading California utilities for 2016 as to their sources.   We also estimate their mean emissions as pounds of CO2 per kiloWatt hour (kWh) of … Continue reading

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The California 2016 Power Content Label

The California 2016 Power Content Label It’s amazing how exciting you can find a little insert in your electricity bill. This September’s SC Edison Power Content Label contain’s California’s 2016 power content mix, which I can compare to last year’s. … Continue reading

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Southern California Household Energy Savings Report from 2007

We have found the report that we gave in October 2007 to the Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee of Laguna Beach.  It is contained in the link below. Southern California Household Energy Savings 2007 Report Among differences today are the change … Continue reading

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Summary of Electric Utilities Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Southern California

Summary of Electric Utilities Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Southern California By Dennis Silverman, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine. This is a very brief talk for the Mayor’s Climate Protection Action Plan for Laguna Beach, but it applies … Continue reading

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