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18 Apr 2019

A group of West Coast utilities launches a major study of how to develop and locate charging infrastructure for electric big rig trucks.

Federal energy regulators approve two LNG export projects, but the decisions omit their greenhouse gas impacts. Subsequently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s 2018 market report shows record U.S natural gas exports, while U.S. storage diminishes and prices rise, particularly in Southern California.

The U.S. Trustee warns the bankruptcy court handling PG&E’s case that an investment banker selected by a creditors’ committee is intentionally vague on possible conflicts of interest.

In related news, PG&E’s new CEO gets big bucks in the first day on the job, then more greenbacks, lots more.
This week’s JUICE column supports the New Green Deal’s hope for a better world. It also shines a light on what’s happening in the green energy industry: growing automation. That reality clashes with the deal’s hopes for millions of sustainable green jobs, particularly for those without.

In more PG&E news, state energy regulators are told that a comprehensive safety plan is missing in action at the company.

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on Californians to share in the costs of wildfires and urges the Legislature to act soon.

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