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Small Utilities Score Huge Victory in California Aggregate Net Metering Case

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reached an aggregate net metering decision last week that could have long-lasting effects that ripple far beyond the Golden State’s borders. In the immediate term,  CPUC Resolution E-4854 allows small investor-owned utilities (IOUs) the same rights it granted the Big 3 (Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE) […]

Metro’s Plan Would Electrify Bus Fleet by 2030

Under pressure from environmentalists and others to end its reliance on compressed natural gas (CNG), Metro has presented its plan to gradually transition to a fully-electric bus fleet. While the end goal is laudable, the time-frame is no portrait in courage. Metro intends to proceed this month with a $200 million contract for 295 CNG buses, […]

Agency to Study Oxnard Power Plant Alternatives

The manager of California’s electricity grid agreed to conduct a study of clean energy alternatives to replacing an existing natural gas facility in Oxnard with a new, more efficient fossil fuel plant. In a five-page filing with state regulators on Friday, the California Independent System Operator asked for a deadline of Aug. 16 to complete the project. […]

Huntington Beach City Council Discusses Energy Program

Monday, June 5th, the Huntington Beach City Council considered entering a non-disclosure agreement with Southern California Edison to look into a community choice aggregation, which can provide cities control over electricity rates and efficiency programs, a city staff report says. A CCA is a program for cities to buy or generate electricity for residents, according […]