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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Report: Clean Energy Jobs Impacted by COVID-19

Report: Clean Energy Jobs Impacted by COVID-19

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According to a recent study by BW Research, more than a half-million clean energy jobs have been lost nationwide with ...
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California grid connected to nation's largest battery storage

California grid connected to nation’s largest battery storage

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In June, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) connected to the nation's largest battery storage in the country, kicking off ...
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California Oil Producer Files for Chapter 11

California Oil Producer Files for Chapter 11

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The California Resources Corporation (CRC), one of the state's largest oil producers, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. CRC, which ...
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Can Microgrids Rescue PSPS?

Can Microgrids Rescue PSPS?

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At a joint CEC and CPUC workshop last week, the agencies agreed that deploying microgrids as fast as possible could ...
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Commentary: Power-to-Gas Offers an Optimal Path for a Carbon-Free California

Commentary: Power-to-Gas Offers an Optimal Path for a Carbon-Free California

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California is widely regarded for environmental leadership, especially around clean energy policy. The state has set an ambitious goal of ...
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Final Push with New Bill for Pumped Storage

Final Push with New Bill for Pumped Storage

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With COVID-19 stalling most energy matters not related to PG&E, the NextEra backed effort to promote pumped storage in California ...
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Western EIM Governing Body elects John Prescott and Anita Decker as chair and vice chair

Western EIM Governing Body elects John Prescott and Anita Decker as chair and vice chair

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The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Governing Body this week elected John Prescott and Anita Decker to serve as its ...
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Governor signs legislation to create nonprofit takeover of PG&E if utility fails

Governor signs legislation to create nonprofit takeover of PG&E if utility fails

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Gov. Newsom on Tuesday signed SB350 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) that authorizes the creation of a new non-profit ...
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Air Resources Board Approves Electric Truck Mandates

Air Resources Board Approves Electric Truck Mandates

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously approved a first-in-the-nation regulation mandating truck manufacturers to increase their sale of electric ...
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Budget Update: Legislature Restores CalGEM Enforcement Positions

Budget Update: Legislature Restores CalGEM Enforcement Positions

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[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"]In last week's final budget, the Legislature restored key cuts for the Department of ...
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Energy Demand is Down, Decreased Hydropower Leads to Higher Energy Prices

Energy Demand is Down, Decreased Hydropower Leads to Higher Energy Prices

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According to California Independent System Operator (CAISO) figures, energy usage is down for week 14. Overall, weekday power usage was ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for June 19, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for June 19, 2020

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Some energy-related news stories we've been reading this week ... California Preparing for peak wildfire season in San Diego amid ...
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SCE Says Nearly 50% of Electricity Delivered to Customers is Carbon Neutral

SCE Says Nearly 50% of Electricity Delivered to Customers is Carbon Neutral

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Announcing the release of its 2019 Sustainability Report on June 8, Edison International stated that 48% of the electricity delivered ...
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Three Months into Shelter-In-Place Order and Home Energy Consumption Is Up

Three Months into Shelter-In-Place Order and Home Energy Consumption Is Up

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According to California Independent System Operator (ISO) figures, energy usage is down for week 13 as California experienced milder temperatures ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for June 11, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for June 11, 2020

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Some energy-related news stories we've been reading this week ... California PG&E Names 11 New Board Members as Part of ...
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PG&E Names 11 New Board Members as Part of Bankruptcy Agreements

PG&E Names 11 New Board Members as Part of Bankruptcy Agreements

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As a condition of the Chapter 11 process, PG&E announced the selection of a new board of directors to who ...
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Energy Consumption Up During Week 12 of Shelter-in-Place Order

Energy Consumption Up During Week 12 of Shelter-in-Place Order

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Energy usage continued to be up as compared to last year during week 12 of the shelter-in-place order. A second ...
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Commission Says PG&E 'Making Progress' but Questions Remain

Commission Says PG&E ‘Making Progress’ but Questions Remain

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Testifying at the Senate Energy Committee Oversight Hearing on June 4, California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) staff said that PG&E ...
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Prices Jump as SoCal Gas Begins Pipeline Maintenance

Prices Jump as SoCal Gas Begins Pipeline Maintenance

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The spot price of natural gas at the SoCalGas Citygate trading hub jumped to more than $2.40, a 25-cent increase ...
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