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Innovative Renewable Energy Projects Get a Boost

California farmers and ranchers produce more renewable energy than their counterparts in any other state.  But until recently small-scale bioenergy projects in the state struggled to get connected to the grid.  These innovative projects include producing combined heat and power

Down on the Farm: Nuts to Renewable Energy

Reposted from KQED Climate Watch By Katrina Schwartz California is just a few votes away from changing the rules to allow farmers to connect machines that create bioenergy to the electrical grid, a privilege that has thus far been

On-farm renewable energy bill ready for Senate vote

The Renewable Energy Equity Act (SB 489) has cleared both of its Senate Committees with resounding support. The Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee passed it on a 9 to 2 bipartisan vote, and on May 26th the Appropriations Committee voted

CalCAN Publications

Climate & Agriculture Policy Full report: Climate Threats, Abundant Solutions (September 2018) Executive Summary Full report: Growing Solutions (January 2015) Executive Summary California Agriculture in a Changing Climate (September 2010) Investing in California Agriculture’s Climate Solutions: Climate Smart Agriculture Program Fact Sheets (March 2018)

Climate and Agriculture Bills to Watch in 2016

It’s that time of year when CalCAN reviews legislation that may help, or hinder, farmers and ranchers in addressing climate change. We are pleased to support a slate of sensible policy measures that will each in their own way help

Meter Aggregation Rules Approved

A Barrier to Renewable Energy Removed for California Farms & Ranches As of Feb. 21st, many of California’s farms, schools and businesses can now officially benefit from new rules approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) which allows for

Farms and Fuel

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released the results of its first nationwide survey on renewable energy practices on America’s farms and ranches. The On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey reported that California leads the country with almost 25% of

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