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18 Jan 2018

The California grid operator plans to move into the western reliability coordination market. And, it plans to do so at a steep discount.

An independent group of scientists finds that gas storage fields are needed now, but might later be converted to store clean fuels or captured carbon dioxide.

Forthcoming federal standards aim to improve cybersecurity for the grid, but regulators say much more is needed.

After the California Public Utilities Commission nixed community mitigation funds proposed under a Diablo Canyon closure agreement, a state lawmaker pledges to ride to the rescue of local governments in San Luis Obispo County.

Lawmakers take off the rose colored glasses in a critical look at cap-and-trade and greenhouse gas reduction programs.

California Energy Commission Chair Bob Weisenmiller credits “incredibly warm” weather with apparently derailing a moratorium on natural gas hookups in Los Angeles County.

A leader on energy storage says the key to advancing the technology is holistic electric tariff reform, not enabling revenue streams for each of the services storage can provide.

After being at loggerheads, utilities and community choice aggregators stake out a bit common ground on utility exit fees.

Wind and solar are racing ahead worldwide, not just in California, says the head of the International Energy Agency.

–The Editors

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