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The Buzz

10 Jan

State energy regulators unanimously move to begin developing a framework for determining how much of private utilities’ fire liability costs should be paid by ratepayers. The vote comes amidst ongoing protests by those outraged by the death and destruction caused by wildfires both sparked and possibly sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric. The California Public […]

JUICE: Flying a Jet Plane?

12 Dec

California may create a central power purchasing agency to fill gaps in the state’s electricity supply to ensure the grid remains reliable, and possibly to act as the provider of last resort. The state essentially did the same some 17 years ago with less than stellar results, though the circumstances were different. Out of the […]

Shorts

1 May

The Scoping Summary Report for the proposed 500 kV Colusa-Sutter transmission line in Northern California was released by the Western Area Power Administration and SMUD May 4. The line seeks to increase reliability and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s ability to transport fossil-free resources in and out of the region, including to and from the […]

CPUC Overhauls Residential Rates

9 Jul

The California Public Utilities Commission July 3 restructured residential electric utility rates in a move that will increase what millions of households pay for electricity. (more…)

PG&E Challenges $1.4B Penalty for San Bruno

4 Sep

CEC says penalty is warranted, but amount too high.

Utilities Plan $46B in Investments

9 Jul

Big jump seen in first quarter financial disclosures.

PG&E Nuke Seeks Extra 20 Years

4 Dec

State approval needed, as well as NRC's.

Regulators Launch LNG Procurement Blueprint

2 Nov

Cost of gas is main concern.

Energy Reserve Margin Study Explored

31 Aug

Study intended to help in upcoming resource adequacy decision.

CPUC Approves Biogas; Edison Renewables Feasibility

24 Aug

WiFi Internet connection approved for power pole installation.

PG&E Moving on Line to Import Canadian Green Energy

3 Aug

Line would eliminate need for new resources in California.

Power Project Pollution Undermines Community Choice Plan

3 Aug

Fresno backs out.

CEC Questions Utility Electricity Price Forecasts

6 Jul

A rosy scenario?

Bush CAFE Rules Could Boost Electric Vehicles

18 May

California utilities, like PG&E, could benefit.

CPUC Approves PG&E Increases, Tehachapi, Not PacifiCorp Transmission

16 Mar

PG&E’s $213 million rate hike settlement okayed.

Supreme Court Keeps PG&E in State Court

6 Oct

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Pacific Gas & Electric’s appeal seeking to knock out up to $5 billion in energy crisis-related claims.

JUICE: Win, Show, Place

30 Jun

Want to bet on whether smart metering will be a winner in California?

Guest Juice: Low-Income Assistance’s Gritty Ignorance

3 Feb

Energy assistance for the poverty stricken is plagued with problems.

$4.6B Claim Against PG&E Revived

13 Jan

If the AG and San Francisco prevail, the big question becomes who pays?

Ninth Circuit Considers Nuke Terrorism at Diablo

22 Oct

Lack of environmental impact study is crux of the suit.