Calgren Dairy Fuels and Southern California Gas Co. now have four additional Central Valley dairies sending cow-manure-generated methane to Calgren's biogas operation in Pixley, the companies announced Jan. 13. The methane is further processed into renewable natural gas, which is injected in… Read More

The California Public Utilities Commission at its Jan. 16 meeting approved a $16.5-million electric undergrounding project that will deviate from a state tariff rule and place distribution lines underground in a high-fire-hazard zone in the Piedmont area of Oakland. Read More

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from California's electricity sector have declined about 40 percent over the past decade, but imports have been the biggest contributor to the reductions, according to a new report from the Legislative Analyst's Office. Read More

Ormat Technologies Inc. signed 10-year power-purchase agreements with two California community choice aggregators for a new geothermal project to be constructed in Mammoth Lakes. Read More

Jeff Guldner, the new CEO of Arizona Public Service and chairman of the board of its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital, told the Arizona Corporation Commission at its Jan. 14 meeting that the companies will not contribute to the campaigns of its regulators as long as he is in charge. Read More