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11.5 GW of clean energy assures reliability, CCAs add more renewables

To attain 11.5 GW of clean electricity by mid-decade, no additional fossil fuel plants will be needed to ensure grid reliability, California Energy Commission staff concluded Sept. 30. In late May, the California Public Utilities Commission mandated that the utilities add 11.5 GW of greenhouse gas emissions-free resources, including 1,000 MW of new geothermal […]

September 30, 2021|

Capital Roundup: Calif. & Feds Reach Offshore Wind Deal

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced May 25 that he and the Biden Administration reached a deal to promote 4.6 gigawatts of offshore wind development in California over the next decade.

Part of the agreement entails a lease sale offer by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as early as […]

May 25, 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|
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