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Bill Promoting Offshore Wind Advances

Legislation to kick-start offshore wind development in California and fund new low-emissions biomass generating facilities passed the Senate Energy, Communications & Utilities Committee July 5.

AB 525 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), approved on […]

July 6, 2021|

The Buzz

A week after a national report found that the City of Los Angeles could be powered fully by renewables by 2035, the City Council gives SoCalGas’ Playa del Rey underground gas storage field the thumbs down. It’s a gesture welcome by clean energy advocates but holds little clout. Environmentalists call on […]

April 8, 2021|

Bioenergy and Efficiency Rebate Bills Pass Key Committee

The California Assembly seems increasingly interested in electricity made from different forms of so-called biowaste. Legislation to promote the use of bioenergy as an alternative to the open burning of crop and forestry waste passed the Assembly Utilities & Energy Committee April 7. The bill also would fund the reduction of methane […]

April 8, 2021|

Bills on Lithium Extraction, EV Charging, Biomethane Advance

The Senate Energy Utilities & Communications Committee met this week and passed four energy bills. The committee had halted reconvening mid-July after one lawmaker and some staff were found to be infected with Covid-19.

The quartet of measures approved Aug. 3 promote electric vehicle chargers and school efficiency, […]

August 4, 2020|

Energy Commission Approves $35M in Clean Tech Grants

The California Energy Commission midweek approved millions of dollars in grants to promote cleaner food and beer production, and to advance offshore wind, renewable gas and safer natural gas infrastructure.

While the pandemic remains underway and people are still forced to stay at home, the agency’s priorities are […]

April 9, 2020|
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