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Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Pushes for Solar Panel Waste Policy

March 31, 2020

Via: Waste360

California, like many states, has a problem with a rapid influx of end-of-life solar panels, despite that a law (SB 489) passed five years ago to help facilitate collection and processing of these materials. Few clear regulations have been established […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California sets electric sector GHG emissions target 56% below 1990 levels, but leaves room for more

March 27, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The 46 MMT target reflects a 56% decrease in emissions compared to 1990 levels, and requires significant build-out of new capacity; the state is looking to procure 25,000 MW of additional renewables by 2030, including doubling California’s currently installed utility-scale […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC’s $2.1B wildfire fine could derail bankruptcy exit financing commitments: PG&E

March 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC last year opened a proceeding to investigate a series of alleged violations that PG&E committed in relation to the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires, ranging from failing to trim trees around its power lines to inadequately inspecting […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E Wins Court Approval for $23B Bankruptcy Plan As Coronavirus Roils Markets

March 17, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval for its $23 billion plan to emerge from bankruptcy by midsummer, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed to drop his opposition to it in the face of plunging stock markets and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Plastics Lawsuit Targets Several Companies

March 3, 2020

Via: Waste360

A lawsuit filed in San Mateo County, Calif., Superior Court follows a rising public outcry about plastics pollution and initiatives by state and federal lawmakers to force companies to take ownership of the material they use to package their products. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Why States Need to Ban New Gas Hookups in Buildings (in 5 Charts)

February 17, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Fossil fuels, primarily gas, are a fixture in millions of American homes and businesses, but the building sector’s climate impact hasn’t received the same scrutiny as coal and gas in the power sector or oil in the transportation sector. Fortunately, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California proposes 10-year transportation electrification planning process for SCE, other IOUs

February 11, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

California’s transportation electrification goals require the state to set up 250,000 public charging stations — 10,000 of which must be direct current fast charging stations —​ by 2025. The state currently leads the nation in utility investments in transportation electrification, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

PG&E, other California utilities file plans to invest billions in wildfire mitigation through 2022

February 10, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Wildfire mitigation has become a particular focus for California’s utilities, following destructive fires caused by their power lines in the last three years, which eventually pushed Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) into bankruptcy. PG&E, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Moves to Tackle Another Big Emissions Source: Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings

February 4, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators have allocated $45 million to incentives for heat pump water heaters through 2025, in another step on the path toward the state’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal. In a unanimous vote last month, the California Public Utilities Commission carved […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

February 3, 2020

Via: PowerMag

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles north of Sacramento, California (Figure 1). This fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, ultimately causing 85 fatalities. The fire started under Pacific […]