The California Public Utilities Commission proposes to further bolster the grid the next two summers by adding between 2,000 and 3,000 megawatts, including by expanding commercial and residential demand response and home energy efficiency programs, as well as increasing payments for the resources. The mix of supply and demand products is to alleviate stress […]
California’s groundbreaking 2016 Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan will be updated to better align rising levels of clean local renewables with ratepayer and society interests, particularly air quality, climate resiliency, and economic opportunities in disadvantaged communities, the California Public Utilities Commission announced July 23.
Faced with out of control wildfires and high summer temperatures, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered further reductions of energy use at peak times on the grid by expanding and expediting programs already underway. The July 31 executive order also waives pollution limits on diesel and other fossil fueled generation, and on heated wastewater […]
At its regular meeting this week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved two more orders that affirm its authority to take into account new natural gas projects’ greenhouse gas emissions. A 2017 court ruling said the agency must do so when certifying projects.
Electrifying buildings and transportation won’t get the state to carbon neutrality by 2045, staff from energy and air pollution control agencies said over two days of California Air Resources Board workshops this week. The focus was ARB’s significant update to its long-term plan to avert worsening climate change.