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Approved bill speed local solar permits, Feinstein urges rooftop solar changes

Legislation to accelerate city permitting of small solar projects passed the Senate 31-1 on Jan. 24.  SB 370 by Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) requires immediate online permitting of residential solar and battery projects in cities with more than 150,000 residents. SB 370 heads to the Assembly for policy committee hearings. The National Renewable […]

January 25, 2022|

Reducing cyber risks, R&D decarbonization funds, escalating rooftop solar debate

Federal energy regulators focus on cybersecurity this week. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants standards that protect the power system from cyber attacks from insiders. FERC’s Chair also backs legislation setting reliability standards for natural gas and other pipelines.

The California Energy Commission outlines its priorities for its upcoming research and development spending […]

January 20, 2022|

Doors opening for consumers supplying the energy market, CPUC president’s debut, big bucks for climate mitigation

The California Energy Commission is breaking ground with its new rulemaking to automate consumers’ ability to get paid for sending power from their grid-connected water heaters, EVs, and other devices into the market. This new “prices to devices” process will aim to tie customer demand flexibility to real-time rates.

The new state regulatory […]

January 13, 2022|

What’s Ahead

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold its first business meeting of 2022 remotely on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 10: AM.  It will be the first CPUC meeting for the new president, Alice Reynolds.

Also on Jan. 13, starting at 9 AM, the California Energy Commission will hold its first business meeting of […]

January 3, 2022|
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