Power-line failures and wind speed are the most critical factors in the size of Southern California's largest wildfires, researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey say in a recent study. Jon Keeley, a senior scientist with the USGS, and colleagues analyzed 71 years' worth of daily Santa Ana w… Read More

Following years of hearings and meetings, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's board of directors amended its regulations for particulate matter emissions from petroleum refinery fluidized catalytic cracking units following a 19-3 vote at a July 21 special meeting. Read More

Central Coast Community Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy continue working jointly on procurement, the latest agreements of which are seven long-term power-purchase contracts for a total of 778 MW of renewable energy and 118.75 MW of storage for the community choice aggregators. Read More

President Joe Biden's nominee to direct the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, faces what is likely to be a narrow confirmation vote after a July 22 tie vote at a contentious session of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Read More