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Tag: California


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Firm picked to provide California’s NG911 emergency alerts

March 1, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The public-safety tech firm Rave Mobile Safety announced Monday that it’s been selected as California’s provider for emergency mass notifications amid a statewide project to upgrade its 911 system. Rave’s cloud-based platform is now available to hundreds of public-safety agencies […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities’ brazen plan to kill rooftop solar

February 1, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

California has been a national leader in meeting solar energy targets for fighting climate change, but that could change in the near future. A key part of solar’s success has been widespread adoption of rooftop systems by forward-thinking homeowners. Given […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Releases Bold National Strategy to Transform U.S. Recycling, California Stands at Forefront

November 24, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system. This year, California alone has invested $270 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California turns focus to ensuring grid reliability during 2022, 2023 summer months

November 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has been implementing multiple measures to help ensure grid reliability during the summer months, following a record-breaking heatwave in the state in 2020 that forced the California Independent System Operator to initiate outages. In […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

PG&E, SDG&E among companies supporting gas in California’s 11.5 GW ‘clean’ procurement order

October 25, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

When the CPUC passed its 11.5 GW procurement order in June, Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen hailed it as a “landmark decision,” noting that “This is enough to power about 2.5 million households in the state, and all this will be coming […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Recycling Company Pleads Guilty to Recycling Fraud Scam

October 7, 2021

Via: Waste360

Recycling Services Alliance, Inc., a Sacramento, CA recycling company, will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the company illegally submitted fake weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California considers increasing Aliso Canyon’s gas storage to boost reliability, despite calls to shut it down

October 5, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The proposals come just days after SoCalGas announced that it will record an after-tax charge of $1.1 billion after reaching settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits brought against the utility due to a leak at the Aliso Canyon facility in 2015. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utility energy savings goals now account for fuel-switching potential

September 29, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

As California utilities become more efficient, saving energy gets harder. Identifying the potential to save energy and money by switching away from gas-fired appliances opens up new conservation potential for utility goals, Chhabra said. “They’ve broken out savings potentials into three […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Digging into Single-use Plastic Legislation in California

September 22, 2021

Via: Waste360

Two billss related to single-use plastics — AB 1276 and AB 962 — have passed the California assembly and are now on Governor Newsom’s desk for consideration. AB 1276 is designed to reduce plastic pollution from single-use food and beverage […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Will Add Gas-Fired Units to Increase Power Supply

August 20, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved licenses for gas-fired power units to help the state cope with continued electricity shortages. The move comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier declared a state of emergency for California’s power grid. The state’s […]