Tag: California

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Here’s How One Utility Is Thinking About Mainstreaming All-Electric Buildings

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California has been a leader in building energy efficiency since the late 1970s, but state officials readily acknowledge that much more can be done to decarbonize buildings. The California Energy Commission (CEC), the agency responsible for updating the state’s Title […]

Basic Services, Others

California to consider changing rules for utility wildfire liability

July 5, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California’s wildfires are worsening and the state expects the risk to continue. Legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown are working on response and prevention proposals, and plan to review insurance and liability policies. Investor-owned utilities in California have a unique kind […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Tesla’s next energy storage project in California could be its biggest yet

July 2, 2018

Via: TNW

Tesla has teamed up with The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), one of the largest electric energy companies in the United States, to produce a massive battery system with a capacity of upto 1.1 GWh. Electrek reported that the […]

Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Sacramento Utility Pushes All-Electric Homes: ‘California Is Wasting Money to Build Homes With Gas’

June 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

For homeowners in the greater Sacramento area, it just became easier to buy or convert to an all-electric home. Greentech Media reported earlier this month on local governments in California updating their building codes to encourage all-electric homes. Now, the […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Website Features Resources to Increase California’s Recycling Rate

June 25, 2018

Via: Waste360

California has an ambitious goal of recycling, composting or reducing 75 percent of its waste by 2020, and to help the state achieve that goal, the Foodservice Packaging Institute has launched a new website. “California has the potential to recycle […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Nearly Triples Daily Penalty for Improper Hazardous Waste Disposal

June 25, 2018

Via: Waste360

A California law recently raised the maximum daily penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal from $25,000 to $70,000. The civil penalty, passed last fall, can be levied “for each separate violation or, for continuing violations, for each day that violation […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is the new California solar mandate a threat to utilities across the country?

June 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Recent studies show that net-zero-energy homes cost 5 to 10 percent more than standard construction, but energy savings will likely offset these costs over time. That gives more states incentives to follow California’s lead. In addition, it’s possible that portions […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Takes Steps To Increase Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

June 11, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

The California Department of Public Health issued a standing order for naloxone in a move geared toward helping parts of the state where there are physician shortages and treatment facilities often struggle to find a doctor who will write a […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As California energy markets modernize, regulators worry about repeating the past

May 7, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California is a pioneer in the electricity industry, which often means it is ahead of the curve — but that can also go the other way. Electricity prices rose significantly in 2000 and 2001 and customers suffered blackouts, a fallout […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Largest Solar Plant in Southeast Will Be Built in Georgia

February 22, 2018

Via: PowerMag

A 200-MW solar power plant is being planned at a 2,000-acre site near Warner Robins, Georgia, a project that at present would be the largest standalone solar facility in the U.S. Southeast. First Solar, a Tempe, Arizona-based global provider of […]