The Buzz

3 Jul 2019

Expected legislation incorporating the Governor’s wish list for a catastrophic wildfire recovery fund to bail out private utilities facing big liabilities is to get its first airing July 5.

The Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee approves bills shifting the cost of supply shortages to energy providers that fall short  and increasing the efficiency of cool roofs. After press time, the Assembly Utilities & Energy is to vote on a bill advancing vehicle-to-grid integration.

A California Public Utilities Commission report to the Legislature touts that the state solar subsidy program surpassed the state’s solar project goal by more than 200 percent.

The impact of the upcoming closure of the Diablo nuclear plant won’t be as big as feared, according to an economic assessment.

California and Canada push back against the Trump Administration and agree to work together to clean up new cars and fuels to reduce climate change impacts.

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