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Democrats kill bill to require all renewable energy in California by 2046

September 16, 2017 | The Sacramento Bee

After facing late opposition from labor unions, a measure to require utility companies to use renewable energy for all of the retail electricity sold in the state faltered in the final week of the legislative session.

Senate Bill 100, introduced by Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de León, calls for all retail electricity sold in the state by utility companies to come from renewable energy and zero-carbon sources by 2046. The measure also accelerates the timeline to hit interim targets that became law under Senate Bill 350 in 2015.

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CALIFORNIA: Last-minute bills would set up regional grid

September 11, 2017 | ee news

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 and require in-state utilities to buy more renewable energy before federal tax incentives expire.

A.B. 726 and A.B. 813, by Assemblyman Chris Holden (D), would require the state’s grid operator to accept representatives from other states into its leadership. The move is a precursor to creating a regional transmission organization to trade electricity cross-border more seamlessly and frequently with its neighbors.

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25th Anniversary

25 years of “Greening the Grid”

On May 4th, 2016, friends, family and guests gathered to commemorate the official 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CEERT. Read John Shahabian’s (Director of Operations) recap of this special event. GO ANNIVERSARY PAGE

 

a closer look

V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.

Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »

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