Three IBEW 1245 members working for PG&E are featured in this news story about restoring powering in the snowy Sierra foothills.
The new guidance shortens the isolation time from 10 days to five days for people infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic or who are no longer symptomatic.
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]
Fed-OSHA has halted enforcement and implementation of its controversial COVID vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 employees. Acceding to a mandate from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, to “take no steps to implement or enforce” the emergency temporary standard Fed-OSHA affirms that it will obey the order. Multiple lawsuits filed in… [Read More]
A U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay Saturday freezing the Biden administration’s efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, citing “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with the rule.
Nevada became the country’s 16th “Clean Cars” state on Friday after the State Legislative Commission passed the regulation on an 8-4 vote. Clean Cars Nevada will provide Nevadans with more choices for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles beginning 2024 and will strengthen vehicle emissions standards to curb transportation pollution, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office announced Friday…. [Read More]
A summer of labor unrest at U.S. food manufacturers has stretched into fall, as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay.
Orleans Parish was without power on Sunday after Entergy New Orleans suffered “catastrophic” transmission damage, the energy company said. Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as a fierce Category 4 storm, plowed through the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana on Sunday, lashing the coast with 150 mile-per-hour winds, torrential downpours and pounding surf that plunged much… [Read More]
The plunge in hydropower production has helped fuel a big increase in power prices in the Golden State, which hit their highest levels in five years over the summer, soaring 150% from May to July, according to Moody’s. The decline in hydropower, and the scramble to replace it with other sources, is putting financial pressure… [Read More]
Proposition 22, which exempts gig work companies like Uber and Lyft from treating drivers as employees, is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Friday. The measure, which 59% of state voters supported last fall, illegally “limits the power of a future legislature to define app-based drivers as workers subject to workers’ compensation law,” Alameda County Superior Court Frank Roesch… [Read More]