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JUICE: Trump & CA’s Clean Energy House

5 Apr

President Donald Trump’s growling about climate-friendly federal laws, rules and programs could be worse than his greenhouse gas emissions bite to California’s climate protection efforts, at least in the short term. But, threatened financial chomps are a concern with the possible slashing of federal funding for state renewable energy programs and low-income energy assistance. Sharp […]


17 Nov

Governance will remain unchanged at the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power in the wake of the November election. Los Angeles voters turned down a ballot measure to expand the muni’s board from five to seven members and to give the utility more authority to hire and enter contracts without concurrence of the city […]


10 Nov

California Public Utilities Commission staff raised concern about the national election’s impacts on the agency. “We are a creature of state policy,” CPUC President Mike Picker pointed out during the Nov. 10 business meeting. “There probably will be adjustments as the market shifts and it’s clear as to what we have to do to reduce […]

RETI 2 Seeks to Get Organized

25 Nov

  Identifying the least environmentally harmful places to build renewable energy generating plants and transmission lines and interconnect them to the state grid is the ongoing focus of the California Energy Commission’s Second Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI). (more…)


12 Nov

The city of Morro Bay last month entered into a cooperative agreement with Trident Wind Energy, which is trying to develop a 1,000 MW wind farm off the San Luis Obispo County coast. The power from the wind project could be transmitted to connect with the grid at the closed down Morro Bay Power Plant […]


18 Jun

California is the first state in the nation to top 10,000 MW of installed solar capacity, according to U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association June 15.  California installed 718 MW of solar energy in the first three months of 2015, raising the state’s total capacity to […]

JUICE: Poster Child Ratemaking

8 May

Every cause has its poster child and every poster girl or boy has a story. That’s also the case when it comes to the equity of California residential electric rates charged by investor-owned utilities. (more…)

Desert Renewable Conservation Strategy Outlined

19 Dec


Inside the Beltway: Agency Urged to Speed Permitting

31 Jul


Fracking Federal Lands Faces Environmental Test

8 Aug

BLM agrees to assessments.

BLM Slows Mines to Speed Renewables

10 May

Solar, wind developers protected.

Fed Court Slows CA Fracking

11 Apr

BLM found to have violated law.

Feared CA Fracking Boom Leads to Suit

7 Sep

CBD issues formal notice.

Federal Agency Keeps Door Open for Mega PV Project

1 Jun

BLM calls NextEra development a priority.

Feds Sued for Calico Approval

26 Aug

Environmental groups file notice.

BLM Seeks to Clear Major Renewable Permit Threat

29 Apr

Proposed rule would slow mining claims.

CEC Rejects Palen Solar Challenge

18 Feb

Project still awaits BLM action.

Two More Desert Solar Projects Near Finish Line

19 Nov

Rice and Palen.

Feds Back Genesis Solar

5 Nov

Seventh big solar thermal project approved in California desert.

Another Mega Solar Project Wins State & Fed Approval

29 Oct

Calico project to move forward.