Environmental advocates praised the rulemaking as a timely move, considering the wave of California cities adopting natural gas bans. But Jon Switalski, executive director of Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions, which represents gas users, questioned whether regulators have “carefully considered the costs to society” that would come from treating electrification as a silver bullet.
California can begin prohibiting the sale of several types of less-efficient lightbulbs even as a challenge to its expanded standards continues to play out, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled Dec. 31.
The plan, introduced by Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), is a recipe for the ruin of IBEW multiemployer pension plans, including the National Electrical Benefit Fund.
City officials say Donatus Okhamina was injured while working on a transformer yesterday and later died.
In just the past year, at least 14 companies in the S&P 500, including Marriott and Monster Beverage, have added wildfires to their basket of concerns in 10-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The state’s electric grid was experiencing rapid and unprecedented changes even before Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison began shutting off power to millions of people in a desperate scramble to prevent their transmission lines from sparking wildfires.
While calls mount for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to become a public utility, Governor Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., said he would welcome a sale of the bankrupt company to investor Warren Buffett.
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of unprecedented high-wind events which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state.
Grid hardening, land-use reform, and restructuring PG&E