Articles filed under Energy Policy from California
A bill to promote geothermal energy development in California was unanimously approved in both houses of the state’s legislature and signed into law Tuesday.
The state's electricity transmission and distribution system is antiquated and dilapidated. A recent Department of Energy study cited Southern California as one of two U.S. regions (New York is the other) facing critical shortages of power lines. Grid under-capacity in the Bay Area is severe. A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission called the transmission bottleneck between Northern and Southern California "the worst electric supply situation in the entire country."
Our view: Waste storage a real problem, but global warming threat from fossil-fuel waste may be greater
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming and California have joined ranks in promoting Wyoming for a federally backed initiative to build the cleanest coal-powered electric generating plant.
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted nothing to do with it. His top climate advisers endorsed it, then awkwardly retreated. Even environmentalists didn't press for a "gas tax," for fear of political backlash.
Arthur Rosenfeld speaks with the conviction of a man who has seen the incandescent light. As head of the California Energy Commission, he takes a decidedly low-watt approach toward energy savings, espousing staid but effective building codes, appliance standards, and utility-run energy efficiency programs that reward consumers for shopping green.
SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric announced Monday its proposed route for the Sunrise Powerlink, a 120-mile transmission line to bring electricity from the Imperial Valley into San Diego County by 2010.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A California constitutional amendment taxing oil production to fund a range of alternative energy efforts may go to voters this November, setting up a nine-month battle between environmentalists and oil companies.
The board of commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power moved Dec. 20 to accelerate by seven years a plan to generate 20% of the utility's electricity from renewable energy.