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Is another bold CA energy strategy flopping?

In December 2000, Californians suffered a rare ordeal: rolling blackouts in a cool month instead of the blackouts seen intermittently in summer because of heavy air conditioning use overtaxing the state’s energy grid. The Golden State’s struggle to keep the

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Credibility crisis comes as PUC faces tough decisions

The recent series of scandals involving the California Public Utiities Commission hang like a pall over the regulatory agency. Recently deposed PUC President Michael Peevey’s swapping of favors with Pacific Gas & Electric and his surreptitious work with Southern California

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Gov. Brown boosts energy-policy leverage

Gov. Jerry Brown believes it will take “pragmatic caution” and “active collaboration” to achieve his goal of seeing half of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2030. “How we achieve these goals and at what pace will take great thought

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Gov. Brown appoints new chair to scandal-plagued CPUC

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

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Chino Hills wins battle against So Cal Edison 23

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

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California Solar Initiative: overhyped and underperforming 9

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,

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Evidence Keeps Building Of Flaws In State’s Carbon Auction

Dec. 09, 2012 By John Hrabe California’s cap and trade regulators can’t seem to do anything right. Taxpayers, businesses and even some environmentalists are exposing the serious flaws with the state’s carbon auction. Small businesses have criticized the landmark greenhouse

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Chino Hills Anxious For PUC Decision 16

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

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Green Power Project Jolts Citizens 58

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

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