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Grappling with Industrial Decarbonization

How to drive down industrial greenhouse gas emissions to reach a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050 was the daunting task debated at a Sept. 18 House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.

“Transforming our economy to one that is 100 percent clean will be tough and will take significant resources and ingenuity, but it […]

September 19, 2019|

Shorts

A 40 year-old law that requires utilities to buy power from renewable generators and co-generators should be waived in states with competitive solicitation requirements and other measures that ensure all technologies access to the power market. That’s the recommendation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a new white paper from the National […]

October 9, 2018|

Shorts

Updated May 31.

Utility regulators voted to shorten the timelines for correcting utility line and pole safety violations under California Public Utilities Commission General Order 95 Rule 18. Under the May 31 CPUC decision, the allowable time for correcting violations will be cut from 59 to 36 months. In addition, one class of minor violations […]

May 29, 2018|

FERC Orders PG&E Transmission Settlement

Federal energy regulators May 17 ordered Pacific Gas & Electric to reach a settlement with eight organizations that complained last year about the utility’s rates for transmitting power. At issue is more than $500 million of potential utility overcharges.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the order without comment as part of its consent calendar […]

May 17, 2018|

CEC Funds Biomass Project in Mariposa County

Mariposa County will become the site of a small biomass-fed power plant that will add 2.4 MW of local generation capacity to the area and help facilitate removal of dead pine trees. The huge numbers of dead trees in the area create a fire hazard and threaten to fall into homes.

The Commission also provided […]

March 21, 2018|
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