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Redondo Beach Power Plant Set to Remain Online through 2023

The controversial Redondo Beach natural gas-fired power plant that has been slated for closure two times because it pulls in ocean water then discharges hot water back into the sea will likely get yet another lease on life. Next month state water regulators are expected to approve keeping three of its generators with 834 […]

September 20, 2021|

Expedited storage permits, Anti-gas suit dropped, SMUD pursues novel net metering reform

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 […]

September 9, 2021|

News Roundup: SoCalGas Ends Lawsuit Alleging Energy Commission Was ‘Anti-Gas’

SoCalGas settled a lawsuit it filed last year against the California Energy Commission that claimed some of its work to address the climate crisis was illegal. It specifically challenged efforts to advance clean energy under state law and reduce the use of natural gas, including with increased electrification of buildings. The agreement was reached […]

September 9, 2021|

Groundbreaking building code, Summer 2022 grid, Diablo decommissioning deal

Two days after dire climate warnings by the International Panel on Climate Change, the California Energy Commission adopts a long-awaited building energy efficiency code update. 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 […]

August 12, 2021|
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