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Geothermal, demand-side management and distributed resource integration will be critical to achieving California's greenhouse gas-reduction and renewable-energy targets for 2030 and 2045 as required by 2019's SB 100, panelists said during an Oct. 20 discussion on flexible zero-emission resou…

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California's three largest investor-owned utilities are already utilizing innovative energy technologies, such as distributed storage and microgrids, but further policies are needed to support grid and market transformation, representatives of the IOUs said during an Oct. 20 plenary panel at…

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Standard & Poor's gave Central Coast Community Energy an "A" issuer credit rating Oct. 16, an indication that S&P considers the community choice aggregator "stable."

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Climate change-induced extreme heat, a failure to meet planning targets and certain practices in the day-ahead electricity market were the main factors in the rolling blackouts in California in mid-August, a new multiagency report says.

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The Clean Power Alliance board of directors at its Oct. 1 meeting signed power contracts that will bring additional solar and new battery storage to the community choice aggregator's long-term renewables portfolio.

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Wholesale electricity market prices were highly competitive in the California Independent System Operator in the second quarter due to favorable market conditions, and lower electricity load and natural gas prices pushed down costs compared with the prior quarter, CAISO's market monitor said…

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Dry conditions during the state's 2020 water year translated into a dramatic cut in hydroelectric generation sent to the California Independent System Operator grid, according to recent reports.

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Typical case-study webinars focus on positive outcomes for energy programs; however, Sonoma Clean Power managers did not mince words at a recent event, saying they found battery storage for commercial-customer resiliency simply does not pass conventional economic feasibility analysis.

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An iconic Paris fashion house on Sept. 23 announced it will commit $35 million to install approximately 30 MW of solar energy systems to serve low-income, multifamily households in California. Chanel will partner with San Francisco-based home solar, battery storage and energy services compan…

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Pacific Gas & Electric has changed its notification protocol for public-safety power shut-off events in response to customer feedback requesting earlier advance notice and more details about potential events. PG&E will now issue Watch and Warning notifications designed to allow custo…

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Southern California Edison on Sept. 23 reached a $1.16-billion settlement agreement for insurance subrogation claims in pending litigation arising from the 2017 Thomas and Koenigstein fires and the 2018 Montecito Mudslides.

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Tech giants Google and Facebook on Sept. 14 independently announced ambitious new carbon emissions-reduction targets across their operations, each linking its decision to combating the threat of climate change.

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Peninsula Clean Energy on Sept. 16 announced the launch of a $28-million electric-vehicle charging infrastructure program that is designed to install 3,500 charging ports throughout San Mateo County within the next four years.

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For the East Bay Community Energy board of directors and its advisory committee, this week's meeting seemed like déjà vu all over again with renewed discussion about the community choice aggregator's products and whether its current carbon-free product option would offer nuclear generation in 2021.

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Los Angeles Department of Water & Power staff appears to be acting on pleas from the municipal utility's Board of Water and Power Commissioners to adopt a "sense of urgency" in repairing a methane leak at one of its generating facilities.

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A new grid storage program rolling out across the San Francisco Bay Area could increase community resilience to blackouts and decrease a power provider's resource-adequacy obligations, but regulatory uncertainty remains, speakers said during an Aug. 28 webinar.

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Offshore wind turbines in Monterey Bay could harm endangered sea creatures and alter the habitats of federally protected marine mammals, according to a letter from environmental groups to the California Energy Commission. But the turbines could also play an important role in the state's rene…

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The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Board of Water and Power Commissioners was caught off guard by an oral staff report in which management confirmed it had known about a methane leak at one of its generating facilities, an issue that was not disclosed to commissioners or the pub…

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The radiation level from the 2020 liquid batch releases at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is about 100 times lower than the radiation exposure from a round-trip flight across the U.S., a radiation safety specialist said at the third quarterly meeting of the SONGS Community Engagem…

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Hydroelectricity sourced from across the West played a large supporting role during the weekend of Aug. 15 and 16 after the California Independent System Operator on Aug. 14 declared a Stage 3 Electrical Emergency, initiating rolling blackouts throughout the state. But chronic drought and wa…

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A series of product announcements by Western vehicle manufacturers indicates the medium- and heavy-duty electric-vehicle transportation sector is moving forward with new product options for waste and cargo haulers.

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Although the clean-energy sector saw its second straight month of job growth since March, the increase was only 0.1 percent, leaving about 15 percent of the pre-pandemic clean-energy workforce still without employment.

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The Electric Power Research Institute and the Gas Technology Institute on Aug. 10 launched a five-year program designed to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies, since existing technology is not sufficient to meet "increasingly ambitious decarbonizati…