ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Colorado reveals its most comprehensive plan yet for transitioning to electric cars and trucks in the coming years. (Colorado Public Radio)

CLEAN ENERGY: Developers of some of the largest clean energy projects in the U.S., including in Wyoming and California, are reporting either little or no delays amidst the coronavirus pandemic. (InsideClimate News)

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GRID: Google is experimenting with load shifting at one of its data centers as a form of demand response. (Greentech Media)

CALIFORNIA: Some stakeholders say PG&E CEO Bill Johnson failed at being the changemaker the utility needed, and will not be held accountable for promises made to regulators. (Utility Dive)

Opinions are divided on “dairy digesters” that capture the massive quantities of methane dairy farms emit, with California criticized for promoting a “false solution” to climate change. (Civil Eats)
A Washington dairy has invested almost $20 million in technology which converts manure into renewable natural gas. (KIMA)

COAL: The Navajo Transitional Energy Company and Peabody Energy announce layoffs of 300 miners at three Powder River Basin mines. (KPVI)

Caverns in the Permian Basin are one of several storage opportunities for temporarily storing crude oil that could be considered by U.S. energy companies and others. (S&P Global)
• The bond sale for an Alaskan utility’s $330 million natural gas project is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic and oil market volatility. (Anchorage Daily News)

PUBLIC LANDS: The BLM approves three geothermal lease applications on previously protected federal lands in California’s Owens Valley. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: The island of Kauai, Hawaii reportedly achieved 56% renewable energy generation in 2019, ahead of state mandates of 30% by this year and 40% by 2030. (PV Magazine)

STORAGE: New research shows that solar or wind plus storage projects can be worth as much as $26/MWh to $29/MWh more than solar- or wind-only projects in California power markets. (Utility Dive)

PG&E has been cited and fined $900,000 for pipeline violations spanning more than 14 years which led to a 2017 gas explosion in San Francisco. (KTVU)
• California regulators will include avoided transmission costs when valuing distributed resources for the state’s three major investor-owned utilities. (Solar Power World)
• Colorado Springs Utilities says it will consider environmental impact and cost equally in the future when deciding on its energy mix. (Colorado Springs Gazette, subscription)

WIND: A Colorado-based renewable energy development company reports it anticipates reaching milestones for the permitting and construction of its 600 MW wind farm project in Washington this year. (Tri-City Herald) 

COMMENTARY:The coronavirus is making it abundantly clear that cars are their own kind of plague.” (Los Angeles Times)

Lisa is a Lenape and Nanticoke Native American freelance journalist, editor and writer currently based in the U.K. She has more than two decades’ experience working in corporate communications and print and digital media. She compiles the Western Energy News daily email digest. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University; her specializations include data journalism and visualization. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Union of Journalists (U.K.).