Tag: California

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities object to fossil fuel requirements in proposed 11.5 GW procurement package

June 15, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s proposals aim to ensure that California has adequate resources to maintain grid reliability during the middle of the decade, after the roughly 2,200 MW Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is retired by 2025. In addition, more than 3,700 MW […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Intel, AWS to deploy private CBRS network in California school district

June 9, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Intel and AWS have partnered with Megh Computing, a provider of a real-time, AI-based Video Analytics Solution (VAS), to deploy a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) private network to part of Sacramento, California. The network’s aim is to provide high-speed […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

California invests 25 million dollar in recycling

April 28, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

As the world’s fifth-largest economy, California can show the world how to rebuild into a self-sustaining, circular manufacturing system that reduces trash pollution and ensures products get recycled and remanufactured within our state,” California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women

April 16, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

SAN JOSE — Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

April 7, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death […]

Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

PG&E plan to reserve temporary generators for wildfire season has groups worried about diesel use

March 31, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utility reliance on diesel generation to power communities during wildfire-related power shut-offs has been an area of concern for regulators for a while now. PG&E deployed six such shut-offs last year and in January, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Institutions, Public Works

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California opens rulemaking on provider of last resort, as customers move away from utilities

March 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

A POLR, essentially a utility or entity that is obliged to serve all customers, isn’t specific to the electric sector — telecommunications carriers of last resort, for instance, have existed since the 1990s. In California, the concept has become especially […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Clamps Down on Plastics Exports

March 11, 2021

Via: Waste360

California is the top exporter of contaminated plastic in the nation, flooding poor countries who lack infrastructure to manage it, confer stakeholders vested in curbing plastic pollution. And the state could be headed for big trouble (not unlike other states, […]