Blog Archive — January 2016

A Campus on Clean Wheels

Before visiting UC Santa Barbara last week, I knew the campus was committed to implementing a Climate Action Plan geared toward achieving full carbon neutrality by 2050.  Being there to witness the steps already being taken was an inspiration, and it wasn't just the solar arrays - planned and in place - that impressed me.

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Carrying Coals to Newcastle?

It's a little like carrying coals to Newcastle, but I'm very happy to be speaking about solar at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 4pm, in the Corwin Pavilion. California is leading the country in its deployment of solar technology, with the sun generating 6.7% of the utility-scale power managed by the state's Independent System Operator (CAISO) during 2015.  And that doesn't even count the "distributed" solar electricity produced by hundreds of thousands of California households and businesses.

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