Tag: California

Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

California Begins Historic Wildfire Cleanup Efforts

December 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires that devastated three counties in California a month ago are estimated to leave five to seven times more fire-related debris than the 2017 wildfires—which generated around 2.2 million tons of debris. Those were the […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Target to Pay $7.4M in California Hazardous Waste Disposal Suit

December 7, 2018

Via: Waste360

The state of California alleges that between 2012 and 2016, Target “unlawfully disposed” of hazardous waste items, ranging from batteries and aerosol cans to fluorescent light bulbs. The retailer will pay out $7.4 million as part of the lawsuit settlement. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Electric Heat Pumps Can Slash Heating Emissions by More Than Half in California Homes

December 3, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California. “If you purchase and install a new heat pump today, you […]

Public Utilities, Public Water System

NAWC honors California Water Service innovation

November 13, 2018


WASHINGTON, DC, NOV 13, 2018 — The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced California Water Service (Cal Water) as the winner of two 2018 NAWC Management Innovation Awards. The company was recognized on Tuesday, October 9 at the […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Shares of Edison dive as California utility says it is cooperating with wildfire investigation

November 12, 2018


Shares of California utility companies plunged Monday as deadly wildfires scorched thousands of acres and continued to threaten life and property. Pacific Gas & Electric shares tumbled as much as 27 percent, and Edison International fell nearly 12 percent. Both […]

Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Storage will replace 3 California gas plants as PG&E nabs approval for world’s largest batteries

November 9, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Approval of PG&E’s landmark energy storage solicitation is the most significant example to date of batteries taking the place of fossil fuel generation on the power grid. Energy storage has helped decrease the California’s reliance on gas for years, particularly […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Western Regionalization Plan B: Utilities take an interim step to expand the grid

October 30, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Western utility leaders’ political push to expand California’s grid system into a regional power market was dismissed in the state’s most recent legislative session — but now those leaders are looking toward a different market. California lawmakers in August rejected […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

California regulators moving quickly to review utility fire mitigation plans

October 29, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Regulators made no bones about their timeline, pointing to a fire season that seems to begin earlier — and last longer — every year. They say they are aiming to have the initial set of electric utility wildfire mitigation plans […]

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 […]