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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|

Utility Earnings: Rate Bases for Sempra Firms in Calif., Tex. Triple Over Four Years

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, reported annual earnings for 2021 a bit higher than the previous year, at $759 million, or $2.00 per share, compared to $739 million, or $1.98 per share, for 2020. Southern California Edison’s income rose to $829 million compared to $810 million in 2020.

The parent corporation […]

February 28, 2022|

SoCalGas Outlines Major Green Hydrogen Pipeline

The nation’s largest natural gas utility is seeking to get ahead of the competition by proposing to build a green hydrogen pipeline to the Los Angeles Basin to drive down greenhouse gas emissions.

In the next five years, Southern California Gas wants to develop a renewable hydrogen pipeline network to carry 500 million cubic feet […]

February 17, 2022|

$11 Million for Big Charging and Green Energy

This week the California Energy Commission approved $11 million in research grants for projects including a truck-mounted, non-polluting backup generator and a pilot program for a universal charger for electric vehicles.

Another project that got funded, and the one that grabbed the most attention is a ChargePoint effort to create an unprecedented 600 kW automated, […]

February 16, 2022|

Energy Commission Frames R&D Decarbonization Budget

The California Energy Commission is taking a broad look at changes needed to reduce natural gas use. At a Jan. 19 workshop, the agency sought input on its 2022-23 funding cycle for projects that help decarbonize natural gas and that use natural or renewable gas for transportation and industry. The total budget for the […]

January 20, 2022|
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