Adam Browning

Adam Browning is the executive director of Vote Solar.

Solar Power

Bachelorette contestant, Charlie Sheen add wattage to NYC solar campaign

The Bachelorette‘s Ryan Park. Photo: Karina Marchese of REC Solar What do GE, Charlie Sheen, and the most promising bachelor on The Bachelorette have in common? They all are playing a role in bringing solar to New York. The New …

AZ Court of Appeals upholds Arizona renewable energy rules

In the ongoing and odd ideological battle against renewable energy, the Goldwater Institute has serially tried to invalidate Arizona’s renewable energy rules, saying the Arizona Corporation Commission didn’t have the authority,  God and the Constitution demand the mythical unsubsidized coal, …

Climate & Energy

The most important film event of the year

The most important film event of the year is just around the corner. I refer, of course, not to the Oscars, but to its fun-loving cousin from Northern California, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. What’s the draw? It’s held …

Climate & Energy

Plug-in cars didn't just happen

The past few weeks have seen the realization of a dream long-held by many: several major car companies started to deliver — into dealership and garages — production plug-in vehicles.  Count it as a milestone advacne in the fight against …

Climate & Energy

California's Prop 23 just got a whole lot worse

You've probably heard of the California ballot initiative that aims to repeal AB 32, the state's landmark greenhouse gas law. It's called Proposition 23 and it's backed by millions in Texas oil money. Well, it's not just about carbon anymore. …

Climate & Energy

Big day for solar at the California Public Utilities Commission

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission issued two big solar decisions.

Friday book review

Perhaps you are going on one last vacation before the end of summer (if so, you are not from San Francisco, where summer never even started) and are thinking of a beach book.  May I make a suggestion?  If you …

Climate & Energy

The Kochs are screwing the environment

Please, do yourself a favor, and read Jane Mayer’s article in the New Yorker about the corporate underwriting of the anti-environmental agenda.  You will find it time well spent.

Climate & Energy

Progress in California's renewable wholesale distributed generation market

Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the state’s largest utilities, has had a voluntary Renewable Standard Offer Program for the past several years. It’s a fixed-price offer to buy wholesale renewable energy from systems under 20 MW in size, with …