Germany and Texas: Energy Twins? ran as a story in POWER Magazine, was re-released as a report by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and was the subject of a symposium at the University of Texas at Austin.
Inspired by the report, Craig Morris, editor of Renewables International (and of the superb Energy Transition blog), wondered how California compared to Texas and Germany. He asked Diane Moss of the California-based Renewables 100 Policy Institute to respond to certain points in our report.
You can read the story on the Renewables International website.
While Power Markets has focused on Germany, Texas and PJM, we have done some work on California, such as looking at net demand profiles. Ben Paulos also wrote about recent research into high-renewables scenarios in California for POWER.
But we can do much more, especially since the legislature looks poised to increase the state renewable power standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030, and Pacificorp is studying whether to become a full member of the California ISO.
Stay tuned as Power Markets digs further into California issues.