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LA TIMES: Solar panels on California’s canals could save water and help fight climate change

“……a 700-mile system of aqueducts, reservoirs and pumping plants that mostly moves water from the state’s wetter northern reaches to its drier south, and which is California’s single largest electricity user — has a goal of 75% climate-friendly power by 2030. That’s up from 65% currently, much of it hydropower generated at the agency’s dams.” […]

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HCN: Study looks at covering California’s canals with solar panels

High Country News: Study looks at covering California’s canals with solar panels (CLICK ON TITLE FOR FULL STORY) “Covering waterways would save water (annual savings of 63 billion gallons of water) and provide electricity, among other benefits.” Matt Simon March 23, 2021 This story was originally published in WIRED and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Peanut

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Renewable Sources Made up 72% of New Energy Added in 2019 – EcoWatch

Renewable Sources Made up 72% of New Energy Added in 2019 – EcoWatch Olivia Rosane Apr. 07, 2020 10:42AM EST Renewable Energy Solar panel installations AFP via Getty Images Renewable energy made up almost three quarters of all new energy capacity added in 2019, data released Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.

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In Colorado coal towns, the next generation is turning to solar | Grist

“For many Delta residents, solar offers a certain self-sufficiency and local independence they find appealing, as evidenced by DMEA’s defection from corporate control. It’s also cheaper: DMEA can cut customer costs by increasing its share of renewable power. As a rural electric co-op, DMEA’s members call the shots, and in October 2018, they voted to

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Napa County Fwd: Planning Committee decision re the American Canyon Commercial Solar Project by Renewable Properties (the Developer)

Right idea, wrong place? Napa County:  Planning Committee decision re the American Canyon Commercial Solar Project by Renewable Properties (the Developer) Dear Neighbors: Today the Planning Commission delivered a serious setback.  At the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, 12/5/2018, they voted to pass the American Canyon Commercial Solar project despite overwhelming evidence that this precedent

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Solar Tariffs Blamed for Billions in Shelved Clean Energy Projects

Published on Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Common Dreams “Leading utility-scale developer Cypress Creek Renewables LLC said it had been forced to cancel or freeze $1.5 billion in projects—mostly in the Carolinas, Texas, and Colorado—because the tariff raised costs beyond the level where it could compete,” Reuters reports. Those 150 or so stalled projects “would

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