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Infrastructure, Public Works

California decision means higher costs for community choice programs

October 15, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

After more than a year spent collecting testimony, California regulators say they have made a decision that ensures customers of IOUs are not left holding the bag when community choice groups defect. But proponents of the movement, which aims to […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Governor Signs First Wave of Plastic Pollution Reduction Bills

September 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed three key bills and made his boldest statement to date on the public health and environmental threat posed by plastic pollution and waste. In addition, Brown also signed RNG (renewable natural gas) Coalition-sponsored bill AB […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California has a 100% clean energy goal, but not the laws to get it there, critics say

September 11, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California made history with the 100% clean energy target signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, D, on Monday, but decisions avoided by state lawmakers in the recently concluded legislative session are sowing doubts about whether the state can meet its ambitious […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Legislature Passes Plastic Pollution Reduction Bills

September 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

The California Legislature doubled down on the state’s commitment to reducing plastic pollution and waste. As the legislature wrapped up the 2017-18 session on Tuesday, it sent five bills to the governor’s desk that, together, interrupt plastic’s toxic lifecycle at […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Assembly Passes Tire Recycling Bill

August 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

Earlier this week, the California State Assembly passed a bill that would develop an incentive payment system to recycle end uses for waste tires. The bill—Assembly Bill (AB) 2908—would also set a 75 percent recycling target for waste tires, which […]


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 […]


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 […]