California just made more clean energy than it needed

April 22, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: PV Magazine) On Sunday, at 1.55pm Pacific time, grid operator the California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO) reported the greenhouse gas emissions necessary to serve its demand – around 80% of California’s electricity demand on an annual basis – was measured at minus-16 mega tons of CO² per hour. Five minutes later, the value was -2 mTCO²/h, before it crept back up to 40 mTCO²/h at 2.05pm. At 2:10pm, it fell back to -86 mTCO²/h and stayed negative until 3:05pm. Read full article….

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