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Get Your District to 100% LED With No Out of Pocket Cost and Streamlined Procurement

Description of webinarVector Energy Group is thrilled to host a new webinar on energy conservation projects and how school districts can achieve efficiency goals with the help of state programs and funding. Together we will review and discuss one of our most recent project, an...
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Global Natural Gas Crisis Heightened by War, Climate Crises Ahead of Winter

As the Wall Street Journal reports, U.S. shale gas is a highly sought commodity, with global events contributing to higher costs. In fact, natural gas has not been so costly since before the shale-drilling boom, and trading firm Ritterbusch & Associates predicts near-term prices skyrocketing...
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SPURR Helps County of Fresno Procure Largest Public Sector Solar System

When the County of Fresno embarked on reportedly “the largest public sector solar system in Fresno County,” they turned to SPURR’s Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program. The REAP Program helps school districts, community college districts, and other public agencies in California leverage a SPURR...
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Solar Energy… at Night?

According to the International Energy Agency, “by 2026, global renewable electricity capacity is forecast to rise more than 60% from 2020 levels to over 4,800 GW.” The IEA says Solar remains the leading renewable energy source, far outpacing the others.  Adoption of solar as a...
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The Oakland Unified School District Success Story

I’m always gratified by helping our program participants achieve outstanding outcomes on their utility projects, but this holds special meaning to me when we can put a significant amount of savings back into a California School District.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to open...
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Utilities, solar industry battle over Net Energy Metering

Last month, the CA Public Utilities Commission “re-opened the record” in its widely watched Net Energy Metering case. On Jun 15, numerous parties commented on the case, showing the wide differences between the battling sides. PG&E, SoCal Edison and SDG&E (the Utilities), argued that the...
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Interesting perspective on Ukraine War — ARC Energy Research

ARC Energy Ideas
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California State Auditor Reports on Electric Utility and Regulatory Agency Failures Related to CA Wildfires

The California State Auditor (CSA) recently issued a report excoriating the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), especially PG&E, as well as the state’s “Energy Safety Office,” for failures related to wildfires and to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The report is posted here. https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2021-117.pdf Among other...
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