“Today, large-scale build-out of transmission infrastructure will get more clean energy on the grid faster than any other step we can take. Unfortunately, roadblocks to transmission expansion remain. Building the modernized grid we need will generate high-quality jobs here in the U.S. Almost all transmission work—construction, O&M work, transmission planning, engineering, logistics— is domestic. New… [Read More]
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California would loan PG&E Corp. up to $1.4 billion to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open for another 10 years under a proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant.
Faced with a fragile electrical grid and the prospect of summertime blackouts, the state agreed to put aside hundreds of millions of dollars to buy power from plants that are scheduled to shut down as soon as next year. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1245, a labor union, sees the energy package as a… [Read More]
Recently, the future of Diablo Canyon has been in the news quite a bit, sparked by renewed interest in extending operations at DCPP. What changed?
Safe and reliable power is absolutely essential for all Californians, and many of the provisions in AB 205 that support energy reliability will, by nature, support job reliability for IBEW 1245 members.
“Addressing the roadblocks to transmission expansion and the development of a modernized grid will drive job creation for high-quality jobs, because almost all transmission work—construction, O&M work, transmission planning, engineering, logistics— is domestic. We remain confident that transmission will benefit the IBEW and the communities we live in across the country with good paying, union… [Read More]
As Congress debates the Build Back Better Act, one key provision designed to encourage rapid adoption of large-scale battery storage will, perversely, have the opposite effect. As currently drafted, it is not financially feasible for regulated utilities to install these modern, efficient batteries that are essential to ensure renewable energy sources, like wind and solar,… [Read More]
Advocacy resulted in the restoration of hundreds of millions of dollars of work for IBEW 1245 members In the wake of the largest wildfire season in California’s recorded history, major investments are critically needed to mitigate the risk of future fires. As part of its last general rate case application, PG&E proposed to ramp up… [Read More]
CCAs are here to stay — they have become part of California’s energy community and represent a huge portion of the energy consumed by the state. But with power comes responsibility. It’s past time that they begin living up to that role, and put our shared climate goals – not themselves – first.