Massachusetts Looks to Follow California with Solar Mandate for New Homes

A pair of bills would require solar panels on new buildings but include exemptions for shaded or nonviable properties.  [...]

Another California City Drops Gas Peaker In Favor of Clean Portfolio

Glendale’s municipal utility quickly got comfortable with big batteries, distributed energy, efficiency and a few reciprocating engines. The Southern [...]

How California Became Far More Energy-Efficient Than the Rest of the Country

It’s not about luck. It’s about smart policy. The Trump administration is currently attempting to stop California from setting [...]

Hydropower Bill Would Sabotage California’s Clean Energy Mandate, Critics Say

SB 386, which was written by state Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), is reviving an old fight that’s never been [...]

California Solar Bill of Rights (SB 288) Clears First Hurdle 

Consumers should not be penalized for buying less power from their local utility, whether that is from self-generation [...]

California Solar Rights Bill Up for March Hearing

The bill would remove barriers to solar, including outdated tariffs and delayed connections to the grid, protecting the [...]

The Big Questions Raised by PG&E’s Coming Bankruptcy

How will costs be spread? Are legacy solar and wind PPAs at risk? And how can California policymakers and [...]

New York and California Lead the Charge Against Climate Rule Rollbacks

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is preparing for battle against the Trump administration over its attempt to dismantle [...]

How a New California Law Will Expand the State’s Competitive Energy Market

Commercial and institutional customers can now buy more power from competitive retail providers, while regulators are set to explore [...]

Deep Decarbonization

Building renewable energy projects isn’t the hard part—it’s managing the shift to a low-carbon economy, says CPUC President Michael [...]