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A 50 MW offshore floating wind turbine development is now operating off the coast of Scotland. Said to be the biggest floating wind project, the Kincardine wind farm consists of five 9.5 MW turbines designed by Principle Power, which sit above water that is up to 80 meters deep. California seeks to create a […]

October 19, 2021|

CPUC Pledges Fast Decision on Unpaid Energy Bills

The California Public Utilities Commission plans to expeditiously handle some $600 million in energy utility bill arrearages that have accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic.

The full commission would make a decision on how to address the late payments by June 24. That would be just days before […]

March 9, 2021|

Independent Generator Earnings Suffer

All of the generator’s earnings took a hit during the pandemic last year, though those operating in California remained profitable.

AES: This global power generator posted 2020 earnings of $46 million, or 7 cents a share, compared to a net of $303 million in 2019, or 46 cents […]

March 9, 2021|


More than 35% of the electricity Pacific Gas & Electric delivered to its customers last year was from eligible renewable resources, the company reported March 8. That level is slightly above California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard that requires energy providers supply 33% renewable energy by the end of 2020. “As we pass this […]

March 9, 2021|

California’s Climate “Credit” for Dummies

Editor’s Note: This is the third of a new Current series explaining the fundamentals of energy terms. With it, we hope to pull back the curtain on terms of art used in California utility regulation.

Updated April 16

Residential ratepayers of California’s two largest utilities are […]

April 14, 2020|

Climate Roundup: Feds Back Off from Antitrust Probe of Carmakers

The U.S Department of Justice halted its antitrust attack against the quartet of automakers that reached an agreement with California air regulators on greenhouse gas emission limits in new vehicle models.

“With the shadow of this probe lifted, I look forward to more automakers joining this agreement and continuing […]

February 10, 2020|
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