PG&E Declares PSPS Event Beginning Early Sunday Morning

PG&E Declares PSPS Event Beginning Early Sunday Morning

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced late Saturday that they are declaring a Public Power Safety Shutt-off (PSPS) event beginning ...
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PG&E Says PSPS Possible for 100K this Weekend Due to Heat and Wind

PG&E Says PSPS Possible for 100K this Weekend Due to Heat and Wind

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has warned late today that a Public Power Safety Shut-Off (PSPS) event is possible for ...
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Newsom Executive Order Bans Gas-Fueled Vehicles by 2035 and Fracking by 2024

Newsom Executive Order Bans Gas-Fueled Vehicles by 2035 and Fracking by 2024

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Governor Gavin Newsom today (9/23) called for a ban on the sale of new gasoline-fueled vehicles beginning in 2035.  Newsom ...
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Solar Projects Impacted As Joshua Tree Moves Closer To Being Protected Species

Solar Projects Impacted As Joshua Tree Moves Closer To Being Protected Species

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Calling climate change a factor in the decision, the California Fish & Game Commission today voted unanimously to formally review ...
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 2019 Power Figures Show California Relies On Neighbors To Keep The Lights On

 2019 Power Figures Show California Relies On Neighbors To Keep The Lights On

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued its 2019 power generation statistics showing that California used less power in 2019 ...
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Saturday Mid-Day Update:  Historic Fires Cover the West

Saturday Mid-Day Update: Historic Fires Cover the West

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UPDATE9/12/2020 -- 12noon Wildfires are burning across the West, but cooler weather may be offering some hope in the coming ...
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Governor Newsom Calls for Expediting Clean Energy Goals in the Backdrop of State Wildfires

Governor Newsom Calls for Expediting Clean Energy Goals in the Backdrop of State Wildfires

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Today, Governor Gavin Newsom, while touring the wildfire devastation in Butte County, called on the state to accelerate its climate ...
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CEC Update on Meeting California’s 100% Clean Energy Goals Calls for Massive Build Out of Renewables

CEC Update on Meeting California’s 100% Clean Energy Goals Calls for Massive Build Out of Renewables

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Today, California Energy Commission staff provided an update on the joint agency report to meet the 100% clean energy goals ...
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State Water Resources Control Board Unanimously Approves Extension of OTC Facilities

State Water Resources Control Board Unanimously Approves Extension of OTC Facilities

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Members of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted unanimously extended the deadlines for once through-cooled (OTC) compliance for ...
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More Public Power Safety Shutoffs are Coming in 2020

More Public Power Safety Shutoffs are Coming in 2020

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As reported over the last several days on GovReport, a statewide heatwave, fires in Northern and Southern California, and high ...
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Sacramento Municipal Utilities District Names Lau as New CEO and GM

Sacramento Municipal Utilities District Names Lau as New CEO and GM

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Paul Lau, a 38-year SMUD veteran, has been named to succeed Arlen Orchard as the utility’s chief executive officer and ...
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California Poised to Set New Record for CO2 Emissions from Wildfires

California Poised to Set New Record for CO2 Emissions from Wildfires

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While GovReport focuses on energy and technology, we are keenly mindful of the impact that recent and current fires have ...
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Fish & Game Commission Pushes Joshua Tree Endangered Listing Decision to September

Fish & Game Commission Pushes Joshua Tree Endangered Listing Decision to September

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The California Fish & Game Commission voted on Thursday to continue the Western Joshua Tree issue to September, prolonging the ...
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Extreme heat, electricity shortages and fires threaten 'perfect storm' in California

Extreme heat, electricity shortages and fires threaten ‘perfect storm’ in California

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As if things could not possibly worsen during the pandemic, millions of Californians have dealt with rolling blackouts amid a ...
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Energy and Wildfire Report - 6PM Update

Energy and Wildfire Report – 6PM Update

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8/19/2020 – Record Heat, Threat of Power Outages and Lightning Caused Wildfires – The past 72 hours have been among ...
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Assembly exempts solar farms from 'split roll' tax initiative

Assembly exempts solar farms from ‘split roll’ tax initiative

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The Assembly has approved SB 364 (Mitchell) to exempt solar farms from Proposition 15, the "split-roll" initiative on the November ...
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California ISO appoints new president and CEO

California ISO appoints new president and CEO

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Elliot Mainzer has been appointed the new president and CEO of the California Independent System Operator(ISO), the agency announced on ...
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PPIC Survey says Californians favor renewable sources, are not as likely to want to pay more for electricity

PPIC Survey says Californians favor renewable sources, are not as likely to want to pay more for electricity

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The Public Policy Institute of California’s released an environmental survey (PPIC Eviro Survey) that shows that Californians strongly support policies ...
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Utilities Pledge to Green Up

Utilities Pledge to Green Up

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Southern California Edison (SCE) and the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) this week made big pledges to go “green up” ...
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CPUC Mandates Back-Up Power for Cell Towers by 2021

CPUC Mandates Back-Up Power for Cell Towers by 2021

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The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved to mandate that wireless providers have backup power for communications facilities in fire-prone ...
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