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Energy Commission Frames R&D Decarbonization Budget

The California Energy Commission is taking a broad look at changes needed to reduce natural gas use. At a Jan. 19 workshop, the agency sought input on its 2022-23 funding cycle for projects that help decarbonize natural gas and that use natural or renewable gas for transportation and industry. The total budget for the […]

January 20, 2022|

Energy Agency May Turn Automation of Grid-Connected Devices into Reality

The California Energy Commission took the key first step toward a customer-led power sector that would help balance the grid during times of stress with the launch of its Load Management Standards rulemaking in late December.

The proposed standards begin the process of capturing demand flexibility from customers’ distributed energy resources—from electric vehicles to […]

January 11, 2022|

JUICE: No Guarantees New Diesel Backup Will Sit Mostly Unused

California policy makers and regulators have voted again to allow more diesel backup installations. The number of diesel generators has reached unprecedented levels in the state in response to wildfire threats and utility safety shutoffs. Earlier this year, permitted systems in just two of the state’s 35 air districts soared to 23,000, representing […]

December 9, 2021|

In Largest Approval Yet, Energy Commission OKs $730M for Clean Projects

This week, the five members of the California Energy Commission approved the largest one-time spending to date for clean energy research and development. Most of the grant money is to advance zero-emission cars, trucks and buses.

“It is our job to remain at the cutting edge,” both in this country and globally, “on zero-emission transportation […]

December 9, 2021|
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