December 10,2018, California Clean Energy Fund

California Clean Energy Fund Awarded $11 Million California Test Bed Initiative by California Energy Commission

Today at the California Energy Commission Business Meeting, the California Clean Energy Fund was officially awarded a $10,999,701 grant to fund the development of the California Test Bed Initiative (CalTestBed). CalTestBed will accelerate the time it takes to move new energy technologies from the prototype stage to the pilot demonstration stage. The CalTestBed program will be the largest clean energy testbed ecosystem in the world.

December 4, 2018, American Energy Society

American Energy Society selects Nathaniel Rich as “Energy Writer of the Year, 2018″

The American Energy Society is pleased to announce that it has selected Nathaniel Rich as its Energy Writer of the Year for 2018. The Society took special note of his article, “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” (New York Times Magazine, August 1, 2018). The 31,000-word piece weaves together a narrative about a critical ten-year period, 1979 to 1989, when science, politics and industry awoke to the fact that rising greenhouse gases posed an existential threat.

October 16, Solar Head Of State


Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness today revealed his ambitions for the country to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030, up from the official policy of 30%. The aspiration was announced during the commissioning of his government office’s state-of-the-art solar PV array, a partnership with Solar Head of State, a nonprofit seeking to help world leaders become green leaders by installing solar panels on government buildings.