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This Week in California Energy Markets
Updated: March 24, 2017
  • CARB Approves Methane Emissions Regulation for Oil and Gas Facilities...
  • Task Force Charts Course for Offshore Wind Development...
  • IOUs Fail to Find Community Renewables Projects to Offer Customers...
The Great, Green Quandary
Updated: March 15, 2017
In a recent post on the Energy Institute at Haas blog, James Bushnell took issue with a Los Angeles Times article that noted Californians are already paying billions for excess generation capacity the state doesn't need. As a result, California's retail electricity prices are about 50 percent higher than the national average.
Clearing Up
This Week in Clearing Up
Updated: March 24, 2017
  • High Flows in Columbia, Snake River Basins Cause Flooding, Force Wind Curtailments...
  • Groups Try to Rally Support Against PSE’s Energize Eastside Project...
  • PacifiCorp’s GHG Emissions Drop in 2016; More Renewables, Coal-Operations Changes Big Factors...
The Sage of Omaha Makes Big Bet on Energy
Updated: March 15, 2017
Warren Buffett's name doesn't come to mind as an influential figure in the Northwest's utility and energy sector. That's a mistake. Aside from owning one of the region's biggest utilities, Buffett's extensive holdings through Berkshire Hathaway Energy make him a hugely influential figure. So what's on his mind these days? His annual letter provides some insights.
Western Price Survey
CAISO Renewables Reach Record
Updated: March 24, 2017
At midday on March 23, when demand on the CAISO grid hit just over 24,000 MW, the total amount of renewables at that time reached a new record, serving 56.7 percent of demand. Total renewable generation that day peaked at 12,374 MW.


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