Tag Archives: California

California grid expected to maintain reliability despite drought

July 6, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on North American Electric Reliability Corporation According to the of 38% for the region. California’s hydroelectric generation varies seasonally. From January 2014 to April 2015, hydroelectricity accounted for 6% to 14% of the , averaging near 9%. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Since early 2014, much […]

New supply patterns and additional disruptions push California gasoline prices higher

May 12, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update Republished May 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m., to correct an error in the text. Supply disruptions in the tightly balanced and relatively isolated California gasoline market have increased wholesale and retail gasoline prices over the past several weeks. This comes after markets had […]

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

March 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Data include generation from plants greater than 1 megawatt. California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA’s . California’s utility-scale (1 megawatt (MW) or larger) solar plants generated a record 9.9 […]

California and Quebec complete second joint carbon dioxide emissions allowance auction

March 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on California’s Air Resources Board: California and Quebec have announced the completion of their . Despite geographical distance and economic differences, California and Quebec have worked to align their CO2 emissions markets and policies. Previous auctions sold emissions allowances for electric generators and large industrial sources. […]

Petroleum refinery outage in California highlights markets’ quick price reaction

February 27, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, This Week in PetroleumNote: . On February 18, an explosion and fire occurred at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Torrance, California. The Torrance refinery, the third-largest refinery in Southern California, has about 20% of the region’s capacity and is an important source of gasoline and distillate fuel oil supply […]

California leads the nation in the adoption of electric vehicles

December 10, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Federal Highway Administration data and R.L. Polk & Company In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)—small numbers compared to around 226 million registered vehicles in the United States. Total U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles […]

California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation

October 6, 2014 Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture The drought in California continues to increase in severity since California’s governor declared a state of drought emergency in January 2014. As of September 30, 58% of the state was classified as experiencing exceptional drought, the most intense drought category. These dry conditions limit hydropower generation, requiring […]

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