The Buzz

12 Dec 2019

Zero emissions trucks, both electric and fuel cell models, will be coming to California in large numbers under a rule the California Air Resources Board debuts this week.

Utility regulators allege SoCal Gas committed hundreds of safety violations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field as the utility attempts to quash a subpoena in the investigation.

In a move that may be the first of its kind in the world, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power says it’s pursuing a plan to run a natural gas power plant on renewable hydrogen to replace a coal-fired plant in Utah.

Meanwhile, LADWP faces a federal suit seeking to recover expenses it incurred from a wildfire the muni allegedly sparked in 2017.

California voters overwhelmingly favor restructuring Pacific Gas & Electric, but beyond that they agree on little, a new poll finds.

Subnational organizations in the U.S. are reducing the nation’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and will continue to do so irrespective of what the federal government does, according to a new analysis.

Pacific Gas & Electric says it’s now settled all major fire claims against it, if only the governor and then the bankruptcy court will approve the various deals.

After the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors turns down an appeal, a major solar power project in the desert appears poised to go forward.

—William J. Kelly

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