Berkeley will ban natural gas piping for stoves or heating in new buildings at the start of 2020, becoming the first city in the state to require new construction to be all-electric.
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Over the past six months, PG&E has inspected and repaired hundreds of thousands of miles of power lines, expanded its array of weather stations and fire-watching cameras, begun to step up its tree-trimming program and implemented a more aggressive program to turn off power lines during extreme weather.
The gas-fired plant opened in 2009. Similar plants have an expected life span of about 30 years, but GE has decided to close this one after just 10 years of operation.
The proposal, negotiated with the help of a mediator, includes $270 million for the town of Paradise, $252 million for Butte County, and $47.5 million for Paradise Recreation and Parks District.
A new framework gives utilities a way to identify and seize electrification value with managed charging
California’s crusade to turn its electricity grid green is running into an increasingly serious obstacle: PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey is considering manslaughter charges against PG&E and some of its employees for the Camp Fire that killed 85 people and leveled the town of Paradise last year.
Facing intense pressure to eliminate fire risks, PG&E said Wednesday night it plans to rebuild the electric distribution system in devastated Paradise with underground power lines.
The key to success is eliminating natural gas as an electricity resource, stakeholders told Utility Dive.