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State regulators require the private utilities to offer to sell renewable portfolio resources to community energy and other providers. Each aggregator and other entity will be offered a proportional share of the resources bought by the utility for its ratepayers that later joined a non utility. But the California Public Utilities […]

May 21, 2021|

Energy Commission Gets Unprecedented Boost in Funding

The California Energy Commission will see a 140% increase in its budget, from some $996 million to $2.4 billion, if lawmakers sign off on the Governor’s May budget revisions. Adding in federal funds and reimbursements, the agency could receive even more.

The big expenditure items are for light- to […]

May 19, 2021|

Energy Commission Pumps More Money into Clean Economy

The California Energy Commission doled out another $39 million in clean energy funding Wednesday, adding to the hundreds of millions of dollars it has approved over the last several years.

The largest share of this round of grants, $9 million, went to advance hydrogen fueling of buses. Of that […]

May 13, 2021|

New Bill Expands Climate Emissions Reporting

Legislation introduced by Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) would require large companies that do business in California to publicly disclose their onsite and offsite greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2024. It would apply to companies that make $1 billion or more in revenue,

January 28, 2021|

The Buzz

Slashing emissions from dirty diesel backup systems, the use of which is growing, is the focus of energy and air quality regulators. Diesel generation is widely used because it is cheap, accessible, and established. Panelists at a joint agency workshop tout alternative technologies fueled by gas, more so when supplied with […]

January 22, 2021|

Newsom Proposes $2.5B for Electric Transportation & Fire Mitigation

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposes spending more than $1.5 billion to accelerate electric and other non-fossil fueled vehicles and charging stations, particularly in polluted poor communities. He also plans to direct another $1 billion to reduce wildfire risks in high threat areas—forests and communities. 

Newsom’s proposal released Jan. […]

January 11, 2021|
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