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Calls to Do Away with Subsidies for Natural Gas Hook Ups

Eliminating subsidies for natural gas pipeline connections to new homes in California is critical to slashing greenhouse gas emissions, advocates say.

“We have to stop digging the hole deeper,” Panama Bartholomy, Building Decarbonization Coalition executive director, told the California Energy Commission during its June 22 Building Decarbonization workshop. The

June 22, 2021|

Green Hydrogen Alliance Growing in Los Angeles

A coalition promoting the development of a hydrogen industry based on renewable resources in California grew significantly with the addition of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power this week. Green hydrogen also gets a big boost in the Governor’s revised budget announced May 14, assuming it gets approved by the […]

May 18, 2021|

FERC First: Greenhouse Gas Impacts of a Gas Pipeline Evaluated

Federal energy regulators took the unprecedented step of requiring an analysis of the greenhouse gas impacts of a gas pipeline certification. They also voted to remove market barriers to distributed energy resources during their March 18 meeting.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Rich Glick said the vote to consider […]

March 18, 2021|

Will Controversial Aliso Canyon Gas Field Get a New Lease on Life?

Despite the state’s legal commitment to decarbonize the energy sector, staff at the California Public Utilities Commission have concluded the large Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in Los Angeles needs to remain open. There has been a forceful effort to close the field since a months-long eruption of methane gas from […]

February 24, 2021|
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