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Edison Warns California Won’t Make its Greenhouse Gas Limits

Edison International added its voice to warnings that California will not reach its greenhouse gas reduction mandate set for 2030 under the 15-year old AB 32 without major changes at the state and federal levels, and government financial assistance.

“Planning, siting and permitting must evolve to reduce project lead times and forge new social contracts,” […]

October 5, 2021|

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|

SCE Wins $7.7 Billion Rate Case

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a 19% increase in Southern California Edison’s triennial rate case. Its revenue requirement will rise from the current authorized rate of $6.4 billion to $7.7 billion by 2023.

Much of the revenue and big rate hike—close to $4 billion over the three years—is attributable to the cost to insulate […]

August 19, 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|
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