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East Bay Community Choice Aiming for Top Green Customer Ranking

Next year, East Bay Community Energy expects to have the second highest number of customers in the nation served with 100% solar and wind power, it announced a week after the Global Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Seven of 14 Bay Area cities served by the community energy provider will power their municipal loads and […]

November 23, 2021|

Delays in Public Ability to Review Renewable Contract & Bids Shortened 

It’s been nearly two decades since California first ordered utilities to enter into long-term contracts for renewable contracts and simultaneously cloaked the terms of those agreements in secrecy for up to a decade. That’s despite the fact that ratepayers pay for these agreements.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Nov.18 voted to expose the contracts […]

November 18, 2021|

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|

Guest Editorial: Diablo Canyon is Done

Released with much fanfare, no doubt given the attention focused on the Climate COP 26 summit, was last week’s study from a Stanford and MIT team finding that keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant online at least a decade past its closure date would produce huge dollar and greenhouse gas savings.

The problem […]

November 18, 2021|
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