SoCalGas settled a lawsuit it filed last year against the California Energy Commission that claimed some of its work to address the climate crisis was illegal. It specifically challenged efforts to advance clean energy under state law and reduce the use of natural gas, including with increased electrification of buildings. The agreement was reached […]
Two weeks after the release of the dire International Panel on Climate Change report, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously for the city to be 100% renewably-powered by 2035.
“A livable city and planet makes everything we do possible,” Council Member Mitch O’Farrell said. He told the council Sept. 1 that the city’s Energy, Environmental Justice and Climate Commission recently concluded that a conversion to “a carbon neutral LA by 2035 with minimal impacts on ratepayers” was achievable.
Quarterly earnings for Edison International were on par with those of the previous year, at $318 million. Per share earnings were down, at 94 cents per share compared to the second quarter of 2020 at $1/share. That is largely because utility Southern California Edison’s earnings fell to $359 million compared to $381 […]
The rooftop solar industry announced a major step forward in its longstanding effort to bring down project installation costs with a new app that automates the complicated and time-consuming permit application process for rooftop solar and solar-plus-storage.
This SolarAPP+ was developed by the U.S. Department […]
Home electrification will raise electric bills and create a serious financial burden unless rooftop solar and energy efficiency are part of the electrification package, California Energy Commission staff and non-profit finance experts said during a July 12 CEC […]