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Inside the Beltway: FERC Goes After Market Violators

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recovered 14 times as much in penalties for energy market wrongdoings in 2021 than the year before, Commission Chair Rick Glick reported Nov. 18. There were eight settlements totaling $6.4 million in forfeiture and fines for misdeeds ranging from market manipulation to violations of reliability standards. Additionally, the agency […]

November 18, 2021|

Cities Challenge to IOUs’ Illicit Use of Carbon Credits Hits Roadblock

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison face lawsuits from groups of cities alleging they diverted hundreds of millions of dollars of greenhouse gas credits to illegally lower the amount of municipal utility tax revenue owed. San Diego Gas & Electric could be next. But the suits, filed by more than 50 cities, […]

November 10, 2021|

Federal Court Finalizes $10M in PG&E Investor Class Action

A federal judge has given final approval to the $10 million settlement among Pacific Gas & Electric Corp, its top officers, and investors for misrepresenting the impact of the wildfires the utility sparked between 2015 and 2018, the widespread shutoffs, and inadequacy of its mitigation measures, all of which drove down the company’s stock. […]

November 8, 2021|

Shorts

California’s community choice organizations signed agreements for 3,000 MW of clean energy supplies over the last year. “These projects reflect a diversity of resources that will boost energy resilience and help California attain a 100% clean electricity system, while also supporting green jobs and fueling economic development,” CalCCA Executive Director Beth Vaughan said Nov. […]

November 4, 2021|

Five Counties Sue PG&E Over Dixie Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric has been hit with another lawsuit, this one filed by five counties harmed by the massive Dixie Fire. It appears likely PG&E equipment sparked the fire that torched 963,000 acres of land, a footprint larger than Rhode Island, killed one person, and destroyed 1,329 buildings.

“These counties have been ravaged by […]

October 21, 2021|
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