Two days after dire climate warnings by the International Panel on Climate Change, the California Energy Commission adopts a long-awaited building energy efficiency codeupdate. It is a big step towards slashing 25% of the state’s carbon emissions produced largely by heating and cooling in buildings. Building decarbonization advocates continue to […]
A $3.9 billion settlement between Pacific Gas & Electric, ratepayer advocates, nuclear watchdogs, and others to decommission the utility’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant gets a green light under a California Public Utilities Commission proposed decision.
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
After months of push me, pull you, the California Energy Commission is posed to adopt the latest update to the state’s building energy efficient code Aug. 11. Gas utility companies, clean air advocates and several other interests have been pushing hard for their preferred provisions in the new code.
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 backupproject. The Vantage Data Center project in the City of Santa Clara consists of 44 diesel systems each sized 2.27 MW. […]
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 […]