Posts Tagged ‘California Public Utilities Commission’

Gov. Brown appoints new chair to scandal-plagued CPUC

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Michael Picker, SMUD

After months of damaging headlines and questions about its coziness with energy companies, the California Public Utilities Commission is getting new leadership. On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown promoted Commissioner Michael Picker, a longtime Democratic political consultant and Brown's former energy ...

Chino Hills wins battle against So Cal Edison

Friday, July 12th, 2013

July 12, 2013 By Katy Grimes Chino Hills will be waving bye-bye to the 200 foot electrical transmission towers erected near homes, schools and churches in the lovely bedroom community. Yesterday the Southern California city won a long and arduous battle against utility giant Southern Ca...

California Solar Initiative: overhyped and underperforming

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Now that the $2.167 billion California Solar Initiative is winding down, electricity ratepayers might ask: What was it and what did it accomplish? Was it: 1.) A cutting edge solar energy project to bring about a “self-sustaining” solar power industry, as touted by the California Public Ut...

The Dirty Secrecy of Clean Energy Costs

Monday, March 19th, 2012

MARCH 19, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS “Sunshine is the best disinfectant,” said Supreme Court Justice Lewis Brandeis regarding the need for governmental transparency – but apparently not when it comes to solar power and other renewable energy sources. California has embarked on an ambitious, unprec...

Chino Hills Anxious For PUC Decision

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Katy Grimes: The City of Chino Hills is gearing up for the next big battle in its fight with the Public Utility Commission and Southern California Edison over the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project in Chino Hills - 200 foot electrical transmission towers that have been installed close to hom...

Green Power Project Jolts Citizens

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

JULY 20, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In the Southern California city of Chino Hills, there is a palpable anger spreading as the landscape is changing from bedroom community to industrial park. The bedroom community landscape now includes 200-foot electrical towers near homes, churches and parks. The Teh...