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CPX Regulatory Update for October 17, 2019

Regulatory updates for October 17, 2019 Below is a numbered list of the regulatory proceedings we are tracking, followed by a summary of new developments for each of the proceedings, if any. Note that these are intended as very brief highlights of selected key actions and activities. For details on any of these proceedings, we […]

CPX Legislative Update – 2019 Wrap-up

For this final update for the 2019 legislative session, we will do things a little differently. Below is a table of all the bills we kept an eye on during the 2019 session. On the left is the bill number and bill author, middle column is the brief description from leginfo, and on the right, […]

SLO County asks for another study of Monterey Bay Community Power

Unsatisfied by a recent fiscal analysis of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors wants to commission another to help it decide whether to join the Community Choice Energy agency, which is expanding to serve six SLO County cities over the next two years. At its Oct. 1 meeting, […]

To fight climate change, California needs to plug into offshore wind

We all saw Greta Thunberg’s eyes. We saw her face. We heard her voice quivering as she urged the members of the United Nations last week to do more to fight back against the ravages of climate change. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” the teenage Swedish activist said. […]

CPX Job Announcement: Stockton/San Joaquin County Community Outreach Specialist

The Climate Center seeks a qualified individual interested in serving as a part-time “Community Outreach Specialist” to advance Community Choice Energy in the City of Stockton as part of its statewide Clean Power Exchange (CPX) program.  The program goal is to establish a Community Choice Energy agency (CCA) to serve Stockton business and residential customers. […]

Fresno Is Weighing Community Choice Aggregate Energy, Giving Residents Options For Their Utilities

Editor’s note: Destiny Rodriguez of The Climate Center is referred to in this interview as Destiny Martinez. This is incorrect.  In most Central Valley communities, there’s only one electric and gas utility. For most of the San Joaquin Valley, it’s Pacific Gas and Electric; if you live in the southeast region, the utility might be Southern […]

CPX Legislative Update for October 3, 2019

Updated 10/3/19 Legislative Calendar Check: The legislature adjourned on September 13. The governor has until October 13 to sign bills. We will issue one more legislative update on October 17, and then will be on break until the legislature resumes business in January 2020. In the meantime, visit the CPX legislative page for occasional updates. […]

Muni tries to tackle environmental justice with new SF green bus zones

As a Muni 47-Van Ness bus pulled into its stop at 11th and Harrison streets on a recent weekday morning, something almost imperceptible happened. As the rumbling engine wheezed to a stop, a hush fell over the bus’ interior, and its quivering floor suddenly stopped vibrating. The vehicle was almost silent. The bus had switched […]

CPX Regulatory Update for October 3, 2019

Regulatory updates for October 3, 2019 Below is a numbered list of the regulatory proceedings we are tracking, followed by a summary of new developments for each of the proceedings, if any. Note that these are intended as very brief highlights of selected key actions and activities. For details on any of these proceedings, we […]

SDG&E will not have to buy the Otay Mesa Energy Center for $280 million

San Diego Gas & Electric will not have to pay $280 million to take over the 608-megawatt Otay Mesa Energy Center natural gas power plant as part of a complicated and controversial agreement signed 10 years ago by the plant’s current owner, Houston-based Calpine. Early Tuesday evening, an official at Calpine confirmed to the Union-Tribune that the […]