Federal regulators agreed to allow the California grid operator to accommodate two new 30 MW gas plants in Yuba City by allowing an 11 MW increase to flow into the grid from the point of interconnection without a time-consuming transmission analysis. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s order last week approved a three-year waiver […]
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 […]
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 […]
Saving a kilowatt has long been known to be the best kilowatt. Now an analysis by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of efficiency programs run by dozens of program administrators across 21 states shows just how much money was saved over nine years between 2010-2018.
The California Public Utilities Commission voted without discussion to extend by several months the date by which PacifiCorp must file its plan detailing the retirement of coal plants serving 45,000 California ratepayers. PacifiCorp is a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
A divided California Public Utilities Commission green lights a $240 million utility electric vehicle charging program to help get the state closer to its 1 million-plus charger target. Two commissioners object, including because they didn’t have time to analyze the newly revised decision that earlier had been pulled off the Thursday agenda.