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California Turns to Natural Gas as Drought Stifles Hydroelectric Power

By: Kevin Byrne | The California drought, which is in its third year and continues to impact many different aspects of the state’s ecosystem, is showing no signs of improvement. Concerns are being raised about how the drought is negatively affecting the state’s emission goals by hampering the ability to rely on hydroelectricity, which is … Read more

California Ranks Near Bottom in New Energy Index

By: Jack Dini | The “50 States Index of Energy Regulation” report recently published by the Pacific Research Institute measures the regulatory climate for energy consumption, production, and distribution, and which states are more economically efficient. Alabama, South Dakota, and Texas tied for best (#1), while California (#49) and New York (#50) are at the … Read more

Regulators Approve Major Upgrades to California’s Largest Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

By: Maria Stamas | The California Public Utilities Commission today unanimously adopted significant program enhancements for the state’s largest energy efficiency program dedicated to cutting bills and electricity waste for low-income households. While the program served over 300,000 people last year at an investment of $360 million, huge savings remain untapped. The Energy Savings Assistance … Read more