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Big Bucks Heading to EV Chargers and Refueling Stations

The same day the federal $1.2 billion Infrastructure package was signed into law that includes $7.5 billion for EV stations, the California Energy Commission approved a huge increase in its clean transportation investment plan, with a focus on charging stations for trucks and buses to reduce diesel pollution in overburdened communities.

November 15, 2021|

PG&E and SCE Earnings Plummet

California’s two largest investor-owned utilities latest losses from growing wildfire liability total more than $1.3 billion.

Pacific Gas & Electric lost $1 billion last quarter. That compares with positive earnings of $167 million for the third quarter of 2020.

The utility dominates its parent company’s ledger. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. also lost more than $1 […]

November 2, 2021|

CPUC Seeks Another 3,000 MW by Next Summer

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 […]

November 2, 2021|

Setting Decarbonization R&D Budget Priorities

The potent global warming gases used in refrigeration took center stage at a hearing on priorities for the California Public Utilities Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge.

If we do not tackle emissions from refrigerants “it could negate everything we do,” Abhilasha Wadhwa, CPUC Energy Efficiency Branch analyst, said during a joint energy agency hearing on […]

October 28, 2021|
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