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Governor Newsom Statement on PG&E Announcing Intention to File Bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO — California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced its intention to file for bankruptcy: “PG&E provides gas and electric service to 16 million Californians. From the moment I was elected, I have been closely monitoring the impact of PG&E’s existing and potential future liability for […]

CalCCA Statement on PG&E Bankruptcy Announcement

Concord, Calif. – With Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) facing billions of dollars in potential wildfire liabilities the investor-owned utility has announced it is on the verge of filing for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Today, the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) issued the following statement: “Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are committed to providing reliable service, […]

Why SDG&E wants to get out of the business of buying electricity

With California’s grid going through dramatic changes, San Diego Gas & Electric has approached the Legislature in Sacramento with a proposal that, at least at first blush, sounds pretty radical — it wants to get out of the business of buying and selling electricity. Instead, the company is calling on the state to create a separate entity […]

Solana Beach to enter three-year energy purchase deal

Seeking to reduce the risk from fluctuations in the energy market, the city of Solana Beach will enter into a three-year purchase agreement for hydroelectric power, under the city’s program that allows residents to purchase electricity as an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric. The city launched its program, called the Solana Energy Alliance, last summer. […]

Modern energy infrastructure could mitigate California’s wildfire crisis

What is the value of technology that can sense a problem with a power line and cut the electricity flowing through it faster than it’s able to hit the ground and ignite nearby vegetation? What about mini independent power grids that can disconnect from the main utility and function in the case of a system-wide […]

Alliance will provide clean, competitive energy

Ventura County has become one of the largest communities in the nation to adopt 100 percent clean, renewable energy. With the arrival of the Clean Power Alliance, the county and many of its cities are dramatically reducing emissions in a simple and cost-effective way. Last month, residents received the first of four mailers about the launch […]

Clean Coalition’s Solar Siting Survey identifies about 500 MW of large commercial-scale solar potential on built environments in the City of San Diego

January 11, 2018 NEWS RELEASE: Clean Coalition’s Solar Siting Survey identifies about 500 MW of large commercial-scale solar potential on built environments in the City of San Diego The untapped solar potential on rooftops, parking lots, and parking structures can significantly increase San Diego’s local solar generation MENLO PARK, CA – The Clean Coalition has released a Solar […]

California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states. At least nine governors taking their oaths of office this month, from Nevada to Michigan to New York, campaigned on 100% clean energy, or have […]

Views wanted on plan for offshore wind farms along San Luis Obispo County’s coast

A federal agency is currently taking public comment on plans to lease areas off California’s coast to wind energy development. Proposed for areas of the ocean roughly 20 miles offshore, the wind farms would consist of dozens of connected floating turbines generating electricity, conveyed to shore—and the energy grid—via a seafloor cable. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management—also known […]

PUC again tries to help utilities fight their fear

Until damages and liabilities from wildfires rose from mere hundreds of millions into the multi-billion-dollar range over the past 18 months, California’s big private utilities had no greater fear than the steady expansion of a phenomenon best known by the initials CCA. That’s short for Community Choice Aggregation, a means allowing electricity consumers in some […]