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8 Jul

The push to building electrification to slash greenhouse gas emissions is raising concerns that the shrinking base of gas customers will be unfairly burdened with higher utility bills. The issue is the focus of a new U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business paper. Some question why gas utilities aren’t treated like telecom companies, many of […]

Bill Promoting Offshore Wind Advances

6 Jul

Legislation to kick-start offshore wind development in California and fund new low-emissions biomass generating facilities passed the Senate Energy, Communications & Utilities Committee July 5. AB 525 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), approved on a 13-0 vote, aims to launch an offshore wind industry in California by directing the California Energy Commission to develop […]

Upcoming Sale of California Offshore Wind Leases

22 Jun

Next summer, the federal agency that holds authority over offshore wind development in federal waters plans to auction leases for up to 4.6 GW of floating turbines off the coasts of Humboldt and Morro Bay. That is according to Jean Thurston-Keller, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management coordinator of the federal-state Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task […]


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