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California energy regulators on Oct. 10 approved new rules for energy imports used to meet resource-adequacy requirements, meant to ensure imports are available at critical times such as when solar energy is diminishing on the grid.

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The California Public Utilities Commission at its Oct. 10 meeting unanimously approved the sale of two small Pacific Gas & Electric hydroelectric projects to new owners.

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Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison raised sharp objections to a proposal that would establish a central procurement entity to handle the state's resource-adequacy requirements, saying in Sept. 30 filings to the California Public Utilities Commission that the plan is un…

Offshore wind energy is gaining momentum in California and could bite into the solar and battery storage industries' market share in the coming decades, experts say. But at an Oct. 3 joint-agency public workshop at the California Public Utilities Commission, a CPUC staff member questioned wh…

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Federal energy regulators approved an expansion of the California Independent System Operator's reliability must-run program, with one Democrat dissenting over what he said was a "carte blanche" for CAISO to enter into out-of-market contracts with generation resources without review.

New bidding rules for hydro resources in the Western Energy Imbalance Market will take effect this month, after federal energy regulators partially approved a proposal by the California Independent System Operator.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Sept. 26 approved a decision on San Diego Gas & Electric's and Southern California Gas Co.'s general rate cases, adopting 2019 revenue requirements of $1.99 billion and $2.77 billion, respectively, for the utilities [A17-10-007, A17-10-008, D…

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The California Public Utilities Commission on Sept. 12 proposed a delay in once-through-cooling compliance deadlines for natural gas-fired power plants to address what could be a capacity deficit of up to 2.5 GW in 2021-2023, and said there is a need for additional energy procurement by load…

The California Public Utilities Commission's Office of the Safety Advocate is dropping out of settlement discussions between Pacific Gas & Electric and another CPUC safety department—the Safety and Enforcement Division. The settlement talks are happening in a critical investigation that …

The California Air Resources Board on Sept. 19 approved a controversial new standard intended to protect tropical forests across the world from deforestation, with more than 100 people lining up at a meeting in Sacramento to express both loud support and blunt disapproval of the new rule in …

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The California Public Utilities Commission held its first meeting chaired by new President Marybel Batjer on Sept. 12 in Los Angeles, approving a series of decisions related to Pacific Gas & Electric's gas system, the Self-Generation Incentive Program and other items.

Emissions from California's transportation sector increased 6 percent from 2013 to 2017 (or 9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent), while overall emissions in the state decreased by 5 MMTCO2-e from 2016 to 2017, according to the California Air Resources Board's latest emissions report.

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A new settlement agreement among a large swath of California energy organizations that outlines a residual resource-adequacy "central buyer" structure was the product of a lengthy negotiation process, participants said.

San Diego Gas & Electric is proposing to increase its monthly minimum bill amount from $10 to about $38—a necessary adjustment in order to cover operations and maintenance costs that are not being paid in full by customers with rooftop solar systems, the investor-owned utility said in a …

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Clean-energy advocates, utility representatives and fellow regulators discussed the tenure of outgoing California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker at his final CPUC meeting on Aug. 15, saying he had greatly contributed to the state's renewables goals.

Energy agencies in California are looking into new definitions for the term "zero-carbon technology" in order to help meet the state's goal to supply 100-percent zero-carbon electricity to customers by Dec. 31, 2045, the California Energy Commission said at a board meeting on Aug. 14.

The California Public Utilities Commission is considering a biomethane tariff that could help drive consumption of the renewable gas in the state, while last week Southern California Gas Co. announced completion of what is expected to be the largest biomethane facility in the country.

The Contractors State License Board of California on Aug. 6 approved a rule that would limit the number of contractors who are allowed to install energy storage systems, in the wake of new regulations starting in January 2020 that require nearly all new homes in the state to include rooftop solar.

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The California Public Utilities Commission at its Aug. 1 meeting approved a series of modifications to the “three-prong test” used to evaluate whether fuel-substitution programs can access energy-efficiency funding [R13-11-005, D19-08-009].