Understanding SB 100

Thanks to CEERT's co-chair, Laura Wisland, for creating this very helpful fact sheet on SB 100.

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U.S. Climate Change Policy: Made in California

A peculiar confluence of history, legal precedent and defiance has set the stage for a regulatory mutiny in California that would reverberate throughout the country. By HIROKO TABUCHI | The New York Times Link to article SACRAMENTO — The Trump administration may appear to control climate policy in Washington, but the nation’s most dynamic environmental […]

CALIFORNIA: Last-minute bills would set up regional grid

By Debra Kahn | E&E News Link to article California lawmakers are pursuing changes to the state’s electricity markets through a sweeping new bill unveiled Friday. The head of the state Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee made last-minute changes over the weekend to two bills that would set the stage for a West-wide electrical grid […]

SOLAR ECLIPSE: In Calif., it’s like planning for a cloudy day

By Debra Kahn | E&E News Link to article Today’s full solar eclipse will mesmerize the entire U.S., but for power nerds, eyes are trained on sun-thirsty California. Grid operators in California, the most solar-dependent state, have been thinking about the eclipse for the past year. They say they are fully prepared and not particularly […]

California Legislature extends state’s cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change

By Melanie Mason and Chris Megerian | LA Times Link to article California lawmakers voted Monday evening to extend the state’s premiere program on climate change, a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown that included unprecedented Republican support for fighting global warming. In a break with party leaders and activists in California and Washington, eight Republicans […]

Coal got knocked out in Calif. Now, gas is on the ropes

By Debra Kahn | E&E News Link to article A wave of regulatory reconsiderations of natural gas-fired power plants in California has renewables advocates cheering. The state’s grid operator is expected to release a study next month on whether the Puente Power Project, a gas-fired plant planned for the Southern California coast 60 miles west […]

As gas plants struggle, California seeks new flexible capacity strategies

By Herman K. Trabish | UtilityDIVE Link to article With up to 6 GW of gas plants at risk of closure, energy planners are scrambling for new compensation techniques and zero-carbon alternatives Accelerating clean energy and climate goals in California have policymakers thinking in unprecedented ways about how to manage the state’s power system. California’s […]