California Energy Commission

California Energy Commission

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The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Created by the Legislature in 1974 and located in Sacramento, the Commission responsibilities include:
  • Forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data.
  • Licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts or larger.
  • Promoting energy efficiency by setting the state's appliance and building efficiency standards and working with local government to enforce those standards.
  • Supporting public interest energy research that advances energy science and technology through research, development, and demonstration programs.
  • Supporting renewable energy by providing market support to existing, new, and emerging renewable technologies; providing incentives for small wind and fuel cell electricity systems; and providing incentives for solar electricity systems in new home construction.
  • Developing and implementing the state Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to reduce the state's petroleum dependency and help attain the state climate change policies.
  • Administering more than $300 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding through the state energy program, the energy efficiency conservation and block grant program; the energy efficiency appliance rebate program and the energy assurance and emergency program.
  • Planning for and directing state response to energy emergencies.
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2020
28 Nov 2020

Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO

Nanjing CEC Panda FPD Technology CO., Ltd (CEC Panda) was established in 2012 in Nanjing and specializes in R&D, manufacture and sales of flat panel displays.
10 Nov 2020

Electric Truck Markets 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt and Luke Gear
16 Sep 2020

Carbon Nanotubes 2021-2031: Market, Technology, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
9 Sep 2020

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles and Fleets 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear
8 Sep 2020

CENS Materials

CENS Materials has developed a process for dispersing CNTs for energy storage applications. IDTechEx spoke with Michael Bromfman and Moshe Johary.
15 Jun 2020

Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt and Dr Peter Harrop
20 May 2020

Large Battery Storage Project for California

Construction is ready to begin on Ventura Energy Storage, a battery project near Oxnard, California that will be among the biggest in the country.
2019
12 Apr 2019

Funding for thin-film solar panels on municipal water tanks

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center selected Picktricity, LLC, to participate in the DeployMass program, a statewide grant program that encourages the introduction of cutting-edge clean energy and water technologies into the municipal marketplace.
24 Mar 2019

Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
7 Mar 2019

Electric School Buses and Midi Buses 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
19 Feb 2019

Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells

Researchers have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations: With certain additives there is a kind of "sweet spot" where greater amounts will enhance performance and beyond which further amounts begin to degrade it.
31 Jan 2019

Energy Storage for Electric Buses and Trucks 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
1 Jan 2019

California transitioning to all-electric public bus fleet by 2040

The California Air Resources Board approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.
2018
14 Nov 2018

Electrifying The Golden State

California Energy Commission, United States
14 Nov 2018

Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion battery technology company based in Irvine, California.
24 Oct 2018

Enevate Secures Funding from LG Chem

Enevate Corporation announced that LG Chem has participated in Enevate's recent funding. This investment is a nod to the viability of Enevate's technology which could enable Electric Vehicles to charge in the same time as gas cars without compromise.
1 Oct 2018

Diesel Generator Set Future Developments and Alternative Technologies 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report:
18 Jun 2018

California requires solar systems for new homes

Moving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent, the California Energy Commission has adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020.
1 May 2018

Hydrogen-fueled vehicle produces magic number for emissions: zero

The design and construction of a clean, hydrogen-powered UPS delivery van is near completion. Promising greater commercial viability, performance that is equal to traditional gasoline-fueled engines and, most importantly, producing no harmful emissions.
28 Jan 2018

Enevate Corporation

Enevate is a US start-up that is about to launch its fast-charging, high energy, silicon-based batteries. The company claims a 750 Wh/L energy density and up to 50% longer runtime than its competitors.