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Fed vehicle rule, FERC reconsideration of LNG, FERC vacancy

Draft clean car and light truck standards by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would make half of new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions. It also would raise the average fuel economy of new fleets to about 52 mpg-equivalent by 2026, up from the 44 mpg required by […]

August 5, 2021|

Flex alert, Legacy resources, Fed-State Transmission panels

The grid operator’s call to Californians to reduce their energy consumption on Wednesday, July 28, between 4-9 PM averted possible outages, the California Independent System Operator announced July 29. It had called for a flex alert the afternoon of July 27 because of expected high temperatures in the interior of Northern California […]

July 27, 2021|

Climate lawsuit, Solar market doubles

The U.S. Supreme Court June 14  declined to take up oil companies arguments challenging a California State Court that is allowing damage claims for climate harms to go forward. San Francisco and Oakland brought a public nuisance suit against Exxon, Chevron, Shell, and ConocoPhillips for their products’ emissions, insisting they have caused […]

June 15, 2021|

Community energy bankruptcy, East Bay CCA grows, CAISO blog

A community choice aggregator serving six small cities in Riverside County went into bankruptcy at the end of May. Western Community said that mounting unpaid utility bills during the pandemic and a prohibition on discontinuing service caused it to go belly up. It “owed creditors as much as $100 million, but had […]

June 10, 2021|
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