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Expedited storage permits, Anti-gas suit dropped, SMUD pursues novel net metering reform

The California Energy Commission accelerates the permitting of large storage projects to get more power online by next fall. The action follows the controversial expedited certification process for natural gas and diesel projects to beef up resources as the sun sets, as directed by Gov. Newsom last month. The Commission also funds what is […]

September 9, 2021|

CEC Adopts 2022 Triennial Building Efficiency Code

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a hard fought, cutting edge building energy efficiency code update Aug. 11, a key part being incentives for efficient electric water and space heat pumps in all new residential buildings and some nonresidential ones. The largest share of building energy is from heating systems, with gas-fired systems producing most of the carbon emissions

August 11, 2021|

Diesel backup, Peninsula Clean Energy EV rebates

The California Energy Commission held an Aug. 10 hearing to get a status update on a proposed data center that seeks a permit exemption for its 96 MW diesel powered backup project. The Vantage Data Center project in the City of Santa Clara consists of 44 diesel systems each sized 2.27 MW. […]

August 10, 2021|

Edison International Earnings Level, SCE’s Drop

Quarterly earnings for Edison International were on par with those of the previous year, at $318 million. Per share earnings were down, at 94 cents per share compared to the second quarter of 2020 at $1/share. That is largely because utility Southern California Edison’s earnings fell to $359 million compared to $381 […]

August 3, 2021|
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