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East Bay Community Choice Aiming for Top Green Customer Ranking

Next year, East Bay Community Energy expects to have the second highest number of customers in the nation served with 100% solar and wind power, it announced a week after the Global Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Seven of 14 Bay Area cities served by the community energy provider will power their municipal loads and […]

November 23, 2021|

Guest Editorial: Diablo Canyon is Done

Released with much fanfare, no doubt given the attention focused on the Climate COP 26 summit, was last week’s study from a Stanford and MIT team finding that keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant online at least a decade past its closure date would produce huge dollar and greenhouse gas savings.

The problem […]

November 18, 2021|

Shorts

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Willie Phillips as the fifth member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the evening of Nov. 16. There are now three Democratic commissioners. FERC Chair Rich Glick applauded the confirmation, stating the five-member commission “functions best when it has a full complement of Commissioners.” Phillips has served as the […]

November 16, 2021|

CPUC Advances Building Decarbonization and Utility Safety

The California Public Utilities Commission approved measures to help builders and owners increase the electrification of their homes or other buildings, in part by creating a single application for incentives for both electric heat pumps and water heaters that replace gas-fired ones.  There are $440 million in subsidies.

The CPUC also told the state’s three […]

November 4, 2021|

Replacement of Dirty Oakland Peaker Delayed

The plan to swap out the polluting Oakland Energy Center with battery storage this coming January has been delayed because of interconnection issues. It is a serious problem that is not limited to this plan to replace polluting energy with cleaner alternatives. Last week, California Public Utilities Commission member Martha Guzman Aceves pointed to […]

November 2, 2021|
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