Category Archives: Power Content Labels

Keys to Climate Action

Keys to Climate Action This is a talk that I gave to OLLI on National, State, Cities, and Businesses involved in Climate Action.  It also covers utilities, and individual actions.  It emphasizes California, wildfires, and sea level rise predictions and … Continue reading

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California Utilities’ Green Power Plans

California Utilities’ Green Power Plans California utilities are now also filing their Green Power plans with their Power Content Labels.  We examine those of the major utilities in our previous post summarizing their normal power sources. Southern California Edison: Green … Continue reading

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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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It’s Not Only What Climate Change Will Do to Our City, It’s to Our Whole Network

It’s Not Only What Climate Change Will Do To Our City, It’s What It Will Do To Our Whole Network We live in a complex interdependent world, where most of the connections are invisible to us.  Our city does not … 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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SDG&E EcoChoice Plans and Costs

SDG&E EcoChoice Plans and Costs We start with the clean energy in the standard plan, which comes from the SDGE 2016 Power Content Label. Clean energy sources are Solar (21%), Wind (21%), Biomass and Bio-waste (1%), for a total of … Continue reading

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The Costs of SC Edison’s Green Rate Programs

The Costs of SC Edison’s Green Rate Programs We evaluate the costs of SCE’s Green Rate Programs, and the Cleanness of the Energy being paid for. The actual source of the electrons delivered to your house does not change with … Continue reading

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Trump Imposes Solar Tariff, May Cut Installations 9%

Trump has imposed a tariff against imports of monocrystalline solar panels of 30%, about half of what the US manufacturers requested.  The US manufacturer Suniva, and German held SolarWorld make polycrystalline solar cells, with about 15% efficiency.  The monocrystalline one … 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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