Wednesday, June 30, 2010

California Public Utilities Commission Making Waves

The California Public Utilities Commission has been in the news a lot lately in terms of transitioning to renewable energy. CPUC is taking the initiative ahead of passage of the Climate Bill in Washington so kudos to them for making progress and leading the way into America's clean energy future.

California Utilities Make Progress on 20% by 2010 (CleanTechnica)
Great news on the clean energy front as the California Public Utilities Commission reports that utilities generated 15.4% of their energy from renewables in 2009.

San Diego Utility Charges Ahead With Electric-Car Plan (Grist)
 In other CPUC news,  the commission approved a pilot project proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric to set variable rates for electric car charging.

CPUC Rolls Out Smart Grid Deployment Initiative (The Examiner)
Last Thursday the commission approved a plan to digitally upgrade the power grid for the 21st century ahead of a national smart grid plan.

Other Green News Headlines from the Golden State:

Jerry Brown kicked off clean energy revolution in California once, aims to do it again (Grist)

California Green Chemistry (Environmental News Network)

Fisker to Make Electric Cars in Old GM Plant (Tree Hugger)

Got Storm Water? L.A. Now Has Standardized Plans For Runoff Infiltration (L.A. Times)

Streetlight Project Radiates Savings (S.D. Union-Tribune)

Fast Test for Ocean Waste Hits O.C. Beaches (O.C. Register)

Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Move To Environmental Review Stage (Streetsblog)

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