Unfortunately, 2017 will not likely hold the record of California’s worst fire season for long. In future decades, wildfires will increasingly place Californians’ homes, livelihoods, and lives at risk. Many factors contribute to wildfires, but two in particular greatly contribute to increasing risk: climate change and growing development in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
Learn about the competitive challenges and other new developments in the energy and utility industries.
The inevitable consequences of unlimited liability for our environment, economy and communities argue most strongly for the need to reform inverse condemnation in California. Unlimited liability is simply unsustainable.
California and Texas are two potential tight spots for power markets and energy reliability this summer, even as most regions appeared prepared to meet summer demand, staff of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday.
The last time California tried to reshape its electricity market, it ended in disaster. The state’s bungled attempt at deregulation in the late 1990s led to market manipulation, soaring prices, blackouts, the bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the recall of Gov. Gray Davis.
The customer choice movement in California is about to take a giant step, but it has two starkly different choices regarding which direction to go.
700,000 California homes now have solar panels; what does this mean for everyone else’s rates?
An NRG official confirmed that its subsidiary GenOn has informed the California ISO of its intention to shut down the plants for economic reasons. The NRG subsidiary filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2017.
The build quality of the early Model 3 we tested in late February was, in a word, appalling.
“I strongly believe that this special session must not only focus on protecting every resident of our state from the growing wildfire threats driven by a changing climate, but also should work to protect the middle-class jobs that utilities provide in every corner of our state, particularly in many economically challenged communities.”