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LA Plans to Fully Decarbonize Electricity in 13 Years

Two weeks after the release of the dire International Panel on Climate Change report, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously for the city to be 100% renewably-powered by 2035. “A livable city and planet makes everything we do possible,” Council Member Mitch O’Farrell said. He told the council Sept. 1  that the city’s Energy, Environmental Justice and Climate Commission recently concluded that a conversion to “a carbon neutral LA by 2035 with minimal impacts on ratepayers” was achievable.

September 6, 2021|

CEC Okays Big Green Energy Grants, More Diesel Backup Looms

The California Energy Commission approved $73 million in grants for clean energy projects, ranging from advanced communications within batteries for fast electric vehicle charging, flexible demand response, to green microgrids.

The five commissioners also moved closer April 14 to voting on two more big diesel backup generator projects at […]

April 14, 2021|


Updated Aug. 6

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Bernard McNamee will depart the agency Sept. 4. McNamee, whose term formally expired at the end of June, announced Aug. 5 his final day on the commission. He thanked President Trump for nominating him, adding “I will have more to say before […]

August 4, 2020|

News Roundup: CPUC to Oppose Payday for Transmission Owners

Updated Aug. 6

State energy regulators are expected to soon ratify their staff’s formal opposition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s March plan that would give transmission owners handsome payoffs for cybersecurity upgrades. The awards would come even if the businesses were already making the investments without the incentives. […]

August 3, 2020|

News Roundup: Southern CA Utilities Move to Cut Emissions

Southern California Edison committed July 21 to making its car fleet all-electric by the end of the decade. It also pledged to convert nearly a third of its pickups and larger vehicles, 8% of heavy-duty trucks, and 60% of forklifts by the same year, 2030. The utility has 6,200 small and large […]

July 21, 2020|
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