Longshoremen in 1960 found a way to defend themselves in an industry being turned upside down INTRODUCTION IBEW 1245 members are not the first workers to see their jobs threatened by a changing industry. In the early 1800s English textile workers known as Luddites smashed and burned the machines that were replacing them. In the… [Read More]
Learn about the competitive challenges and other new developments in the energy and utility industries.
Shutting down a nuclear power plant is not an easy thing to do. Safely de-operationalizing a plant is one thing. Replacing the energy it produces with new, carbon-free power is something else. But perhaps most difficult is negotiating a just economic transition that leaves affected families, communities, and workers intact.
IBEW Local 1245 has been actively involved in California’s energy and environmental policies for many years. Our union provided critical and influential support for Senate Bill 2, which established the 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements, as well as Senate Bill 350, which increased the RPS to 50%. We were also involved in the passage… [Read More]
California policymakers look to address renewables over-generation through smart investments in supply- and demand-side resources.
A new law directs utilities to plan non-emitting resources to serve peak demand, sparking new debates about resource adequacy and the future of gas generation.
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a complex topic, and the specifics can be hard to comprehend. But it’s something that all utility workers should take the time to understand, as the large number of CCAs that are being launched are causing great uncertainty in California’s energy market. That uncertainty hurts all utility workers and has… [Read More]
Hundreds of thousands of electric utility customers in California are paying more than they should to cover the cost of power purchased for other customers. These extra costs are hurting low-income, minority and working families who can least afford higher bills.
The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved two rounds of pilot proposals to electrify transportation from the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs). These pilots will cost a combined $1.3 billion and go beyond Gov. Jerry Brown (D)’s plan to have 1.5 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025.
While millions of Americans were outside looking up at Monday’s total eclipse, hundreds of IBEW utility members kept the lights on as the sky goes dark.
The Petah Tikva-based mPrest – a provider of mission-critical monitoring, control and analytics software for utilities – last week announced a new partnership with Vector Limited, the island nation’s leading multi-network infrastructure company.