After Four Weeks of COVID-19, Overall Demand is Down, Residential Energy Use is Up, and NG is Keeping the Lights On

After Four Weeks of COVID-19, Overall Demand is Down, Residential Energy Use is Up, and NG is Keeping the Lights On

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California is 30 days into the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Office buildings, hotels, retail spaces, and industrial sites are idle, creating ...
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No PSPS Events During COVID-19?

No PSPS Events During COVID-19?

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On April 13, local governments, power providers and consumer advocates called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to issue ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for April 17, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for April 17, 2020

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A few energy-related news stories we've been reading this week ... California A Small Reduction in Bills Coming for About ...
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Bankruptcy Court Approves PG&E Settlement, Dismisses Last Minute Objections Regarding COVID-19

Bankruptcy Court Approves PG&E Settlement, Dismisses Last Minute Objections Regarding COVID-19

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On April 7, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali rejected an attempt by wildfire victims' attorneys to notify clients that their ...
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COVID-19 Residential Energy Consumption is Up During 3rd Week of Shelter in Place

COVID-19 Residential Energy Consumption is Up During 3rd Week of Shelter in Place

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As reported on April 7, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) moved to alleviate higher electric bills during the COVID-19 ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for April 10, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for April 10, 2020

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A few energy-related news stories and commentaries we've been reading this week ... California PG&E Customers Getting a Credit on ...
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Energy Consumption Continues to Drop During Week 2 of COVID-19 Shutdown

Energy Consumption Continues to Drop During Week 2 of COVID-19 Shutdown

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At a White House meeting on April 3, President Donald Trump assured energy leaders that,"…we'll get our energy business back… ...
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Utilities Committee Offers Guidance on What to Expect

Utilities Committee Offers Guidance on What to Expect

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As Chairman of the Utilities and Energy Committee, California Assemblyman Chris Holden sent guidance to his committee suggesting the likelihood ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for April 3, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for April 3, 2020

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A few energy-related news stories and commentaries we've been reading this week ... California PG&E Fire Victims Seek Changes to ...
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Energy Consumption Down as COVID-19 Shutdown Continues

Energy Consumption Down as COVID-19 Shutdown Continues

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The California ISO (CAISO) reported on March 25 that energy demand has fallen as a result of Governor Newsom's Executive ...
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Commission Orders IOUs to Reduce GHGs by 25%

Commission Orders IOUs to Reduce GHGs by 25%

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On March 26, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ordered California’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for March 27, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for March 27, 2020

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A few energy-related news stories we've been reading ... California ‘Deeply flawed and very risky’: 2 Fire Victims Resign Key ...
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PG&E Reaches Deal with Governor Newsom to Emerge from Bankruptcy

PG&E Reaches Deal with Governor Newsom to Emerge from Bankruptcy

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On Friday, March, 20, PG&E announced it had reached a deal with California Governor Gavin Newsom and would emerge from ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for March 20, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for March 20, 2020

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Below are some of the energy-related news stories we've been reading this week ... California                                        Court Approves PG&E's $23B Bankruptcy ...
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Weekly Energy Digest for March 13, 2020

Weekly Energy Digest for March 13, 2020

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A few energy-related news stories and opinion pieces we've been reading ... California Coronavirus effect: California Gas Prices to Drop ...
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Utility Bankruptcy Exit Plan to Cost $58 Billion

Utility Bankruptcy Exit Plan to Cost $58 Billion

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PG&E told the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that its plan to exit bankruptcy and pay victims of fires its ...
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Coronavirus Impacting the Energy Sector

Coronavirus Impacting the Energy Sector

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Over the last two weeks, there has been a significant change in the normal course of business in California’s energy ...
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Commission Approves Significant Increase to PCIA

Commission Approves Significant Increase to PCIA

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved an increase to the exit fees that community choice aggregators (CCA) must ...
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Fifth District Court of Appeals Challenges Kern County’s 2015 EIR for Oil Wells

Fifth District Court of Appeals Challenges Kern County’s 2015 EIR for Oil Wells

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On February 25, the 5th District Court of Appeals threw out a Kern County law that allowed oil and natural ...
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Commission Proposes a Path for Utility Takeover

Commission Proposes a Path for Utility Takeover

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While PG&E is continuing on its path to emerge from bankruptcy, Marybel Batjer, the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) President, ...
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