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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|

Massive New Investment in Clean Energy in Governor’s Budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newest proposed budget directs billions of dollars of surplus state funds and federal Covid relief to ameliorating the climate crisis.

The May revision of the 2021-22 budget proposal provides nearly $1.8 billion […]

The May revision of the 2021-22 budget proposal provides nearly $1.8 billion […]

May 18, 2021|


The SMUD Board adopted a plan the evening of April 27 to have the utility be carbon neutral by the end of this decade. “Sacramento consistently ranks as one of the dirtiest air basins in the country and it disproportionately impacts our most disadvantaged residents,” said Board President Nancy Bui-Thompson. The Sacramento […]

April 26, 2021|

Cool Roofs for Dummies

Cool roofs use light-reflecting roofing materials or coatings and are a simple and accessible means for individuals and communities to directly reduce carbon emissions, energy costs, and urban heat island effects. 

Source: Owens Corning […]
April 8, 2021|

CPUC Summer Demand Side Decision Cuts Back on Fossil Power

The California Public Utilities Commission March 25 unanimously approved a revised emergency resource plan for the private utilities for the next two summers. Unlike the initial proposal, this new decision prohibits using increased gas generation from plants with existing contracts and from revived plants to meet high demand.

Many […]

March 25, 2021|
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