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Berkeley Senator Introduces Bills to Curb Worsening Climate Pollution

Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) announced three new bills aimed at accelerating vehicle electrification, slashing short-lived potent greenhouse gases, and helping fund green hydrogen development.

She introduced her climate measures just after the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that warns of dire global consequences if carbon emissions are not […]

March 3, 2022|

State Utility Regulators Pitch Electricity Affordability Criteria, Ponder Blue Sky Proposals

Regulatory affordability criteria to help control the state’s skyrocketing electricity rates were the starting point of a Feb. 28 California Public Utilities Commission conference.

California regulators must act because “there are people that have to choose between utility services and groceries,” said Abigail Solis, Manager of Sustainable Energy Solutions for Self-Help Enterprises. Regulators must “remove […]

March 2, 2022|

Aliso Canyon Well Blowout Subject of Health Study

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is taking bids for a study on the harm caused by the months-long methane release from the Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage field in L.A. County. The well blowout started in October 2015 and lasted four months, sickening residents and forcing thousands around the Porter […]

January 19, 2022|

Steps Forward on DOE Share of Infrastructure Bill Funding

The $1.3 billion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that President Joe Biden signed last November must next pass through the nearly one dozen agencies that will implement it, and then to the states. Now the Department of Energy has issued an outline for the $20 billion designated for improving the nation’s electrical grid, […]

January 17, 2022|
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